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An attempt to find something or someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

search

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

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look

noun

an act of searching for someone or something

quest

noun

mainly literary a long difficult search

scout

noun

Britishinformal a search of an area

scouting

noun

the activity of looking for people with special abilities

shakedown

noun

informalAmerican a situation in which someone searches a place thoroughly

sweep

noun

a search of an area made by soldiers or police officers

witch-hunt

noun

showing disapproval an attempt to find all the people in a particular group in order to punish them or treat them unfairly

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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