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Present participle for to untangle or arrange (the hair) by drawing a comb through it
“His hair was neatly combed back, and he held an umbrella over his head.”
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Present participle for search carefully and systematically
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“The Commissioner, however, spent the time engaging an army of investigators to comb through union records.”
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Present participle for to separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers
“The fibres damaged the skin on the women's hands if their job was to comb the flax by hand.”
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Present participle for to examine something with great care
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Present participle for to spend time improving one's appearance, often in front of a mirror
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Present participle for to hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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Present participle for to free from a tangled or twisted state
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Present participle for to pick or select from a larger group
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A comprehensive search or survey of a place or area
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