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An attempt to find something or someone

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noun

an attempt to find something

hunting

noun

the activity of looking for a particular thing that you want or need

hunt

noun

a search for someone

hunt

noun

a search for something that you have lost, need, or want

tracking

noun

the act of following or looking for a person, animal, or thing

trawl

noun

a careful search for someone or something

prowl

noun

the activity of prowling

rummage

noun

a search for something among a lot of other things

wild-goose chase

noun

an attempt to find something that does not exist or that you are very unlikely to discover

scouting

noun

the activity of looking around an area

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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