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To search for something or someone - synonyms or related words

go through

to examine or search something very carefully

look out for

to look carefully at people or things around you in order to try to find a particular person or thing

seek out

to find someone or something by looking for them in a determined way

search out

to work hard in order to find something

look for

to search for someone or something

hunt down

to try to find a particular thing or person



to try to find something or someone by looking carefully

pick through

to search through a collection of things in order to find something



to examine or move through an area, especially in order to find something



to search through things that other people have thrown away in order to see if there is anything that you want


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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