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American English: /sərtʃ/
British English: /səːtʃ/

Translation of search in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (records/files)
    buscar en
    to search one's memory to search one's conscience
    examinar su ( or mi etc) conciencia
    hacerse un examen de conciencia
    to search something/somebody for somethingshe searched the attic from top to bottom for the letters
    revolvió todo el ático buscando las cartas
    we searched the archives for conclusive evidence
    examinamos los archivos en busca de pruebas concluyentes
    I searched his face for a glimmer of recognition
    busqué en su rostro algún indicio de que me reconocía
    they searched him for drugs
    lo cachearon ( or registraron etc) para ver si tenía drogas
    they searched the woods for the missing child
    registraron el bosque en busca del niño desaparecido
    search me! [colloquial]
    ¡yo qué sé! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • we searched everywhere
    buscamos or miramos en todas partes
    to search for something/somebody
    buscar algo/a alguien
    they are searching for a way to …
    están buscando la manera de …
    they searched (around o about) for the missing ticket
    buscaron la entrada que faltaba por todas partes
    to search through somethingwe must search through his belongings
    tenemos que buscar entre sus cosas
    she searched through his papers for his will
    buscó su testamento entre sus papeles
    to search after something
    (after wealth/fulfillment)
    ir en busca de algo
    perseguir algo [literary]
    Example sentences
    • 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.


Phrasal verbs

search out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
tratar de descubrir

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