searches 1 of 2

plural of search
as in hunts
an act or process of looking carefully or thoroughly for someone or something the search for the missing hikers lasted several days

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2 of 2


present tense third-person singular of search

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“Searches.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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