search verb

ADV. thoroughly The area has been thoroughly searched. | carefully, diligently, painstakingly | systematically | actively actively searching for something to keep the conversation going | eagerly | desperately, frantically | in vain | aimlessly For the rest of the morning he searched aimlessly through the town. | constantly | around/round I searched around for a thick stick.

PREP. among We searched among the rocks for crabs. | for Police are still searching for the missing child. | in He searched in his pocket and found a few coins. | through searching through a drawer

PHRASES search far and wide, search sth from top to bottom We searched the house from top to bottom. | search high and low I have searched high and low and cannot find them.