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for To search out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Search \Search\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Searched; p. pr. & vb. n.
Searching.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F.
chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa,
around. See Circle.]
1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding
something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
"Search the Scriptures." --John v. 39.
They are come to search the house. --Shak.
Search me, O God, and know my heart. --Ps. cxxxix.
2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Enough is left besides to search and know. --Milton.
3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to
probe; as, to search a wound.
4. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
To search out, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as,
to search out truth.
Syn: To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry
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