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English definition of “search”

search

noun     /sɜːtʃ/ US  /sɝːtʃ/
B1 [C] an attempt to find someone or something: After a long search, they eventually found the missing papers . The police carried out/ conducted /made a thorough / exhaustive search of the premises , but they failed to find any drugs .Searching B2 [S] an attempt to find an answer to a problem : the search for happiness Confusion, confusing and feeling confused B1 [C] an attempt to find information on a computer , on the internet , etc.: I did a search for yoga clubs in my area . in search of sth trying to find something: She was shot by a sniper when she went out in search of firewood .Searching
(Definition of search noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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