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To find something or someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

come across

to meet someone, or to find something by chance

come on

to meet someone or find something by chance

run across

to find something or to meet someone by chance

find

verb

to discover or notice something

locate

verb

to find out the exact place where someone or something is

trace

verb

to find someone or something that you are looking for by asking questions and getting information

dig out

to find something that you have not used or seen for a long time

track down

to find someone or something after a long search

stumble across

to find something, or to meet someone, by accident

map

verb

to find the position of something, or to find the positions of the parts of something

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More synonyms

beg or borrow something

to manage to find something you need by whatever method you can

chance on

to find or see someone or something when you did not expect to

come upon

to meet someone, or to find something by chance

discover

verb

to find someone or something that was missing or hidden

get together

to find or collect things that you need, so that they are in one place and ready to use

happen on

to meet someone or to find something without planning to

hunt up

to find something or someone that is difficult to find

light on

to suddenly find something or think of something

localise

a British spelling of localize

localize

verb

formal to discover exactly where something is

pinpoint

verb

to discover exactly where something is

rediscover

verb

to find something that has been lost for a long time

rediscover

verb

used about feelings and abilities

run down

to find someone after searching for them for a long time

run someone/something to earth

to find someone or something after a long search

sniff out

to find something through smell

strike on

to find or think of something suddenly, unexpectedly, or by accident

turn up

to find something lost, hidden, or unexpected by looking for it

unearth

verb

to find something that is buried in the ground

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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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