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Thoroughly scrutinizing, especially in a disconcerting way
“Due credit has to go to the hosts for striving to maintain some sense of momentum in the absence of any searching questions.”
Keen or thorough
“Asking searching questions.”
(followed by for) Present participle for to look for or seek
“Jared jumped into the water to search for untold treasures.”
(followed by for) Present participle for to attempt or try
“The Knights of the Round Table would set out to search for the Holy Grail.”
(in a place) Present participle for to look thoroughly for something
“The police have a warrant to search the suspect's home for incriminating evidence.”
(a person) Present participle for to inspect or examine
“Before he was let through, the customs officer halted his movements to search him for anything suspicious.”
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