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rummage around (somewhere) (for something)

to move things about haphazardly while looking for something somewhere. Alice rummaged around in the drawer for a candy bar she had been saving. After she rummaged around for the candy bar, she found it. She rummaged around in the old trunk.
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rummage through something

to move things about haphazardly while searching through something. I rummaged through my top drawer, looking for any two socks that matched. Mary spent some time rummaging through the toolbox before she found what she was looking for.
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With the aid of former sufferer Gwenda and the ever-sensible trainee social worker Fliss, three agoraphobic ladies bravely set about staging a rummage sale to break through their insular lives for at least one day.
Open to all—both local and out of state—the Rummage Sale takes up 40,000 square feet of space inside the church and two circus tents full of sale items cover the church's parking lot.
SPRINGFIELD - Page Elementary School will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.
Yet, instead of waking the neighbors with car doors and wrenching bras off mannequins, contestants here will rummage through clothing racks in search of the ugliest bridesmaid dress imaginable and scream at their mothers until they reduce them to tears.
Set in a church hall before and after a bazaar and rummage sale the play delves into the lives of five women - three of whom are agoraphobic.
In the wild, kakapos rummage around for plants from which they suck juices.
The birds rummage along the ground for fern rhizomes and plants from which they suck juices.
I would rummage through those well-read pages, often picking out stories of our worldwide communion.
I don't imagine many real-life female detectives rummage through their wardrobes to find these items when they are sent out on a case, not with the real-life chauvinists they have to work with constantly checking them out.
We all know to beware of would-be thieves who rummage through garbage cans, in hopes of finding any bit of info--like a Social Security number--for illegal gain.
Not against the earth, mind you (the distinction is crucial); but the world, that complex set of arrangements and powers that now rummage creation.
Learn about chimpanzees that rummage for hours searching for anti-parasitic medicines and how we can use this information to improve our animals' health.
Sometimes chapters hold rummage sales in the spring as a fundraiser for the chapter and a service to its members.
When I was little I'd rummage through the house and find broken things to fix," says the Chicago native.