- 1Try to find something by looking or otherwise seeking carefully and thoroughly: I searched among the rocks, but there was nothing Daniel is then able to search out the most advantageous mortgage Hugh will be searching for the truthMás ejemplos en oraciones
- His lax brown eyes scanned the conveyor belt carefully, searching for a black duffel bag.
- We walked among the shops, searching for anyone who was looking for an apprentice.
- He mounted once more and began to trot among the trees, searching for the source of the noise.
- 1.1 [with object] Examine (a place, vehicle, or person) thoroughly in order to find something or someone: she searched the house from top to bottom the guards searched him for weaponsMás ejemplos en oraciones
look around/round, explore, probe, hunt through, look through, scrabble about/around in, root about/around in, ferret (about/around) in, rummage about/around in, rummage in/through, forage through, fish about/around in, poke around in, dig in, grub about/around in, delve in, go through, sift through, rifle through, scour, comb, ransack, turn over, go through with a fine-tooth comb; turn upside down, turn inside out, leave no stone unturned inBritish • informal rootle around inAustralian/New Zealand • informal fossick through• rare roust around ininspect, check, frisk• informal give someone a/the once-over
- Setting off the alarm at the security check, I was searched much more thoroughly than I'd ever been before.
- The driver was searched by security guards but they did not check inside the lorry, said the newspaper.
- Even I do not pay any attention to the armed guards searching me before I enter any public place.
- 1.2 [with object] Look for information in (a database or the World Wide Web) using a search engine: search our online archive for stories dating back to February 1996 I must search the Internet for one of his pictures [no object]: you can search for recipes by topic or by entering a keywordMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I come across you useful site while searching for a hotel near the airport.
- If people come to your site and consistently search for specific keyword phrases, then you know you are not making those keyword phrases obvious to visitors.
- You can search their site for trips with last-minute availability by location, activity, or date, or other criteria.
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- 1An act of searching for someone or something: the police carried out a thorough search of the premises he plans to go to the Himalayas in search of a yetiMás ejemplos en oraciones
hunt, look, exploration, scout, probe, dig, digging, forage, foraging, scavenge, scavenging, ferreting (about/around), rummage, rummaging about/around, rooting about/around, rifling, scouring, quest, pursuit of, seeking afterhunting for, after, seeking, looking for, on the lookout for, in quest of, in pursuit of, on the track of, questing after, chasing after
- In search of answers, they bolted and ran to alternative practitioners.
- In search of opportunities to fulfil his dreams, he goes away from his caring brother.
- Systematic literature searches were conducted to assess the evidence for and against the effectiveness of kava extract for treating anxiety.
- 1.1An act or instance of searching a database or the World Wide Web: I did a search for creative-writing courses at UK universities and came up with 422Más ejemplos en oraciones
- We found qualitative studies that focused directly on double standards through our computerized database searches.
- They often asked questions that were too vague or did not lend themselves to keyword searches on the computer databases.
- A computerized search through all relevant databases was also conducted using several combinations of keywords.
- 1.3 Law An investigation of public records to find if a property is subject to any liabilities or encumbrances.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- After a two-month search of public records in Britain, all leads ran dry.
- She maintains that she did not discover the transfer until 1998 when her lawyer conducted a title search on the property.
- Instruct your solicitor to inspect local and national searches and the title deeds for any onerous covenants, restrictions, etc.
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- These questions guide searchers to the most effective information sources.
- That's very important to us and for the protection of our searchers.
- So far, searchers have found no clues in the latest search.
Middle English: from Old French cerchier (verb), from late Latin circare 'go round', from Latin circus 'circle'.