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Relating to searching and finding - thesaurus

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accessible

adjective

an accessible place is easy to find or get to

among

preposition

searching through things

draw a blank

to fail to find something that you are looking for

finders keepers (losers weepers)

used for saying that if you have found something accidentally, you are allowed to keep it

flag

verb

to mark something so that you will be able to find it again

give up

if you give something up as lost, you believe that you will not find it and you stop looking for it

have a (good) nose for something

to have the ability to find or recognize something

hidden

adjective

a hidden object or place is not easy to find

(hot) on the trail of

very close to finding someone or to discovering something

hot on the trail of

very close to finding something

location

noun

the process of finding out the place where someone or something is

need look no further

used for saying that you do not need to search anywhere else apart from the suggested place or do not need to consider any other choices

on the prowl

looking for someone or something

placement

noun

the process of finding someone a place where they can live, work, or study

quarry

noun

formal a person or animal that someone is trying to find or catch

signpost

verb

to make something very clear or noticeable

someone’s trail/scent has gone cold

it is difficult to find someone because it is a long time since they were seen

trace

noun

a process for finding the origin of something, for example who made a telephone call or what has caused a problem

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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