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noun search pronunciation in American English /sɜrtʃ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] 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.

  2. 2
    [countable] the process of examining official documents to find information
    1. a.
      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.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of searching for information on the Internet, or the business and technology that supports this

    Founded in 1995, Yahoo was quick to get into search.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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