search something out

ˌsearch sth/sbˈout derived
to look for sth/sb until you find them

Fighter pilots searched out and attacked enemy aircraft.

Main entry:searchderived

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  • 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 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

  • dig something out/up — bring out or discover something after a search. → dig …   English new terms dictionary

  • look something out — Brit. search for and produce something I ve got a catalog somewhere and I ll look it out if you re interested …   Useful english dictionary

  • hunt something out — ˌhunt sthˈdown/ˈout derived to search for sth until you find it • We hunted down their phone number and gave them a call. • I hunted out my old school photos to show Mary. Main entry: ↑huntderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • look something out — Brit. search for and produce something. → look …   English new terms dictionary

  • look something out (for something) — 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

  • 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

  • search out — PHRASAL VERB If you search something out, you keep looking for it until you find it. [V P n (not pron)] Traditional Spanish food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out... [V n P] Many people want jobs. They try to search them… …   English dictionary

  • search out — ˌsearch ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they search out he/she/it searches out present participle searching out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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