search out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of search out

:to find (someone or something) by carefully looking
  • She searched out the needed information.

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

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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