in search of

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in search of

:attempting to find :looking for
  • Scientists are in search of the answer.

Word by Word Definitions

search play
  1. : to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something: such as

  2. : to examine in seeking something

  3. : to look through or explore by inspecting possible places of concealment or investigating suspicious circumstances

  1. : an act of searching

  2. : an act of boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas in exercise of right of search

  3. : a party that searches


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