1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
To seek out; search for.
To pick, pluck, or collect by picking; harvest
To conduct a search; rummage.
To search carefully, systematically, or scientifically for oil, minerals, treasure, etc.
To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To disturb is defined as to interfere with something or bother someone.
To throw into disorder; disarrange
To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
To recover control of:
To search through or over thoroughly:
To request to be supplied with:
To search through for plunder; pillage; rob
The definition of investigate is to look into something or someone in order to try to discover the truth or to piece together a sequence of events.
To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).
To pry or search
To include certain items such as expressions throughout (a speech or piece of writing, for example):
The definition of junk is to throw away or discard.
Find another word for rummaging. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rummaging, like: searching, hunting, gathering, foraging, exploring, examining, disturbing, disordering, disarranging, combing and collecting.