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Adjective
Thoroughly scrutinizing or inquisitive, especially in a disconcerting way
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“After a few searching questions, Matt was becoming more convinced that the story about Brad was true.”
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Having or showing shrewdness or keen intelligence
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Characterized by conscientious attention to details
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Looking for
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Difficult, tough
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Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
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Complete with regard to every detail
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Questioning or suggesting puzzlement
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Quick to notice or perceive things
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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The property of being nosy
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Computer data storage and retrieval
Verb
(followed by for) Present participle for to look for or seek
“Jared jumped into the water to search for untold treasures.”
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(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.”
Verb
(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.”
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(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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