Synonyms of search in English:

search


See definition of search

verb

1‘we searched for clues’

SYNONYMS

hunt, look, explore, forage, fish about, fish around, look high and low, cast about, cast around, cast round, ferret, ferret about, ferret around, root about, root around, rummage about, rummage around

seek, scout out, pursue

2‘he searched the house thoroughly’

SYNONYMS

look around, look round, explore, probe, hunt through, look through, scrabble about in, scrabble around in, root about in, root around in, ferret in, ferret about in, ferret around in, rummage about in, rummage around in, rummage in, rummage through, forage through, fish about in, fish around in, poke around in, dig in, grub about in, grub around in, delve in, go through, sift through, rifle through, scour, comb, ransack, turn over, go through with a fine-tooth comb

turn upside down, turn inside out, leave no stone unturned in

British informal rootle around in

NZ Australian informal fossick through

NZ informal poozle

rare roust around in

3‘these statutes enable the police to stop and search suspects’

SYNONYMS

examine, inspect, check, frisk

informal give someone a once-over, give someone the once-over


noun

1‘we continued our search for a hotel’

SYNONYMS

hunt, look, exploration, scout, probe, dig, digging, forage, foraging, scavenge, scavenging, ferreting, ferreting about, ferreting around, rummage, rummaging about, rummaging around, rooting about, rooting around, rifling, scouring, quest, pursuit of, seeking after


Phrases

    search me!

      SYNONYMS

      I don't know, how should I know?, why ask me?, it's a mystery, I haven't an clue, I haven't an inkling, I haven't the least idea, I've no idea

      dunno, don't ask me, I haven't the first idea, I haven't the first notion, I haven't the faintest, I haven't the foggiest, I haven't the faintest idea, I haven't the faintest notion, I haven't the foggiest idea, I haven't the foggiest notion, it beats me, ask me another

    in search of

      ‘they are forced to travel in search of food’

      SYNONYMS

      searching for, hunting for, after, seeking, looking for, on the lookout for, in quest of, in pursuit of, on the track of, questing after, chasing after