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noun search pronunciation in British English /sɜː(r)tʃ/
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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.
    1. 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. 2
    [countable] the process of examining official documents to find information
    search of: A search of the parish records provided useful biographical 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.
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  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.
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