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searching

verb
present participle of search

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1 to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
  • archaeologists have begun to search the southern end of the valley, where they believe the underground tombs are located

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2 to go into or range over for purposes of discovery
  • the Spanish conquistadors searched vast areas of the Southwest in their quest for the fabled cities of gold

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“Searching.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/searching. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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