Translation of search in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [building] registrar, catear (Mexico/México) , esculcar* (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) ; [person] cachear, registrar, catear (Mexico/México) , requisar (Colombia) ; [luggage] registrar, revisar (Latin America/América Latina) , esculcar* (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) ; [records/files] buscar* en, examinar to search one's memory hacer* memoria to search one's conscience examinar su ( or mi etc) conciencia, hacerse* un examen de concienciato search sth/sb
forsth she 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/familiar] ¡yo qué sé! [colloquial/familiar]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.
- 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/verbo intransitivo
- buscar* we searched everywhere buscamos or miramos en todas partes to search
forsth/sb buscar* algo/a algn 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 partesto search throughsth we 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 aftersth [after wealth/fulfillment] ir* en busca de algo, perseguir* algo [literary/literario]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.
- 1.1 (hunt, quest) search (
forsth/sb) búsqueda (feminine)( dealgo/algn) the search for the child continues continúa la búsqueda de la niña after a fruitless search tras una búsqueda infructuosa we went in search of a policeman fuimos a buscar un policía they set off in search of adventure partieron en busca de aventuras we're in search of new premises estamos buscando un nuevo local 1.2 (examination, scrutiny — of building, pockets) registro (masculine), esculque (masculine) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) ; (— of records, documents) inspección (feminine), examen (masculine) body search cacheo (masculine), requisa (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) , cateo (masculine) (Mexico/México) house search registro (masculine) domiciliario, allanamiento (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) they made a search of the building registraron or (Colombia) (Mexico/México) esculcaron el edificio 1.3 [Computing/Informática] búsqueda (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [time/operation] de búsqueda 1.4 (British English/inglés británico) [Law/Derecho] [ investigación del título de propiedad de un inmueble en el catastro ]
search outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [reason] averiguar*, tratar de descubrir
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