riddled

riddled
rid|dled [ˈrıdld] adj
1.) riddled with sth
very full of something bad or unpleasant
The whole house was riddled with damp.
By this time her body was riddled with cancer.
2.) riddled with holes
full of small holes
The wall of the fort was riddled with bullet holes.

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  • riddled — rid|dled [ rıdld ] adjective 1. ) full of a lot of small holes, usually made by bullets: riddled with: No one was fatally injured, despite the car being riddled with bullets. 2. ) containing a lot of things that are bad or not wanted: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • riddled — adjective 1. (often followed by with ) damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes (Freq. 1) a sweater riddled with moth holes cliffs riddled with caves the bullet riddled target • Similar to: ↑damaged 2. spread throughout …   Useful english dictionary

  • -riddled — [[t] rɪd(ə)ld[/t]] COMB in ADJ: usu ADJ n riddled combines with nouns to form adjectives that describe something as being full of a particular undesirable thing or quality. She pushed the bullet riddled door open... It is a dangerous, crime… …   English dictionary

  • Riddled — Riddle Rid dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Riddling}.] 1. To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel. [1913 Webster] 2. To perforate so as to make …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riddled — [ˈrɪd(ə)ld] adj containing a lot of things that are bad or not wanted a project riddled with problems[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • riddled — adjective a) damaged throughout by holes b) spread throughout, as an infestation …   Wiktionary

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