search sth out

search sth out
UK US search sth/sb out
Phrasal Verb with search({{}}/sɜːtʃ/ verb
to find something or someone by looking for it or them: »

The company has searched out new sources of oil.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • search something out — ˌsearch sth/sbˈout derived to look for sth/sb until you find them Syn: track down • Fighter pilots searched out and attacked enemy aircraft. Main entry: ↑searchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • search somebody out — ˌsearch sth/sbˈout derived to look for sth/sb until you find them Syn: track down • Fighter pilots searched out and attacked enemy aircraft. Main entry: ↑searchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • search sb out — UK US search sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with search({{}}/sɜːtʃ/ verb ► to find something or someone by looking for it or them: »The company has searched out new sources of oil …   Financial and business terms

  • search sb/sth out — UK US search sth/sb out Phrasal Verb with search({{}}/sɜːtʃ/ verb ► to find something or someone by looking for it or them: »The company has searched out new sources of oil …   Financial and business terms

  • search — 1 noun 1 (countable usually singular) an attempt to find someone or something (+ for): Bad weather is hampering the search for survivors | in search of (=looking for): Mario went off in search of some matches. | call off a search (=stop looking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • search — search1 W2S3 [sə:tʃ US sə:rtʃ] n 1.) [C usually singular] an attempt to find someone or something search for ▪ Bad weather is hampering the search for survivors. search of ▪ a search of the area ▪ The police have already carried out a search . ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • search — ▪ I. search search 1 [sɜːtʆ ǁ sɜːrtʆ] noun 1. [countable] an attempt to find someone or something, usually one that takes a lot of time: search for • Their offer ended a five month search for a buyer for the company. • Graduates in debt simply… …   Financial and business terms

  • search — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 an attempt to find sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ exhaustive, extensive, painstaking, systematic, thorough ▪ major, massive, nationwide …   Collocations dictionary

  • fan out — verb move outward (Freq. 4) The soldiers fanned out • Syn: ↑diffuse, ↑spread, ↑spread out • Derivationally related forms: ↑spread (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • look something out (for somebody) — ˌlook sthˈout (for sb/sth) derived (BrE) to search for sth from among your possessions • I ll look out those old photographs you wanted to see. Main entry: ↑lookderived …   Useful english dictionary

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