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To find something or someone - synonyms or related words

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



to discover or notice something



to find out the exact place where someone or something is



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



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

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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