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1search/ˈsɚtʃ/noun
pluralsearches
1search
/ˈsɚtʃ/
noun
pluralsearches
Learner's definition of SEARCH  
: an attempt to find someone or something : the act or process of looking for someone or something
[count]
— often + for
[noncount]
— see also strip search
[count]  : an attempt to find information in a database, network, Web site, etc., by using a computer program
2search/ˈsɚtʃ/verb
searchessearchedsearching
2search
/ˈsɚtʃ/
verb
searchessearchedsearching
Learner's definition of SEARCH  
[no object]  : to carefully look for someone or something : to try to find someone or something — often + for — often used figuratively
   b  [+ object]  : to carefully look for someone or something in (something) — often + for
   c  [+ object]  : to carefully look through the clothing of (someone) for something that may be hidden
: to use a computer to find information in (a database, network, Web site, etc.)
[+ object]
— often + for
[no object]
[+ object]  : to look carefully at (something) in order to get information about it

search me

informal
— used in speech to say that you do not know the answer to a question

search out

[phrasal verb]
search (someone or something) out or search out (someone or something) 
: to find (someone or something) by carefully looking

— searcher

noun,pluralsearchers[count]
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