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Adjective: searching  sur-ching
  1. Diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
    "a searching investigation of their past dealings";
    - inquisitory, probing
  2. Having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
    "searching insights";
    - trenchant
  3. Exploring thoroughly
Verb: search  surch
  1. Try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county";
    - seek, look for
  2. Spend time trying to find
    "We searched all day and finally found the child in the forest";
    - look
  3. Inquire into
    "He searched for information on his relatives on the web";
    - research, explore, delve into, dig into
  4. Subject to a search
    "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

See also: explorative, exploratory, inquiring, intelligent, sought

Type of: examine, investigate, look into, see

Encyclopedia: Searching

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