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comb

verb

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to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
  • combed the library for the missing book

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The first known use of comb was before the 12th century

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“Comb.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/comb. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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