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English definition of “search sth/sb out”

search sth/sb out

phrasal verb with search     /sɜːtʃ/ US  /sɝːtʃ/ verb
to find something or someone after searching: Despite the warm weather, we searched out some snow and went skiing.Finding and discovering
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