Synonyms of comb in English:
3 the police combed the area for the murder weapon
search, scour, look around in, explore, sweep, probe, hunt through, look through, scrabble about/around in, root about/around in, ferret (about/around) in, rummage about/around/round in, rummage in/through, forage through, fish about/around in, poke about/around in, dig in, grub about/around in, delve in, go through, sift through, rake, rifle through, ransack, turn over, go through with a fine-tooth comb;
turn upside down, turn inside out, leave no stone unturned in
British informal rootle around in
Australian/New Zealand informal fossick through
rare roust around in
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