search1 [ sɜrtʃ ] noun count ***
1. ) an attempt to find something:
Despite a thorough search, they found no drugs on him.
search for: The authorities carried out several air searches for survivors of the crash.
search of: The police have conducted an extensive search of the area.
make a search: We'll have to make a thorough search of the office.
in search of something (=looking for something): Many people had left their homes to go in search of food.
call off/abandon a search: Bad weather forced the rescuers to abandon their search.
a ) an attempt to find an answer or information:
search for: The committee is involved in a search for solutions to key international problems.
2. ) the process of examining official documents to find information:
search of: A search of the public records provided useful biographical information.
a ) COMPUTING the process of using a computer to find information, especially on the Internet:
do a search: You can probably get the address by doing an Internet search.
search 2 [ sɜrtʃ ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to try to find something or someone by looking carefully:
After three days of searching, I gave up.
He searched his mind but couldn't come up with the answer.
search for: Detectives have been brought in to help search for clues.
search through: Rescue teams are still searching through the wreckage for survivors.
2. ) transitive to carefully examine something or someone for something that is hidden:
The police have arrested a man after searching his house.
3. ) transitive COMPUTING to use a computer to look for information, especially on the Internet:
I got most of the answers by searching the Net.
search me SPOKEN
used for emphasizing that you do not know the answer to a question:
Why would he bother to lie about it? Search me.
,search `out phrasal verb transitive
to work hard in order to find something:
People need to search out the treatments that work best for them.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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