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Pronunciation: /sɜːrtʃ; sɜːtʃ/

Translation of search in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • buscar* we searched everywhere buscamos or miramos en todas partes to search for sth/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 through sth 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 after sth [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.

noun/nombre

Phrasal verbs

search out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[reason] averiguar*, tratar de descubrir

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