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verb search pronunciation in American English /sɜrtʃ/
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present tense
present participlesearching
past tensesearched
past participlesearched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/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. 2
    [transitive] to carefully examine something or someone for something that is hidden
    The police have arrested a man after searching his house.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to use a computer to look for information, especially on the Internet
    I got most of the answers by searching the Net.
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