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 for To search out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Search \Search\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Searched; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Searching.] [OE. serchen, cerchen, OF. cerchier, F.
     chercher, L. circare to go about, fr. L. circum, circa,
     around. See Circle.]
     1. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding
        something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
        "Search the Scriptures." --John v. 39.
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              They are come to search the house.    --Shak.
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              Search me, O God, and know my heart.  --Ps. cxxxix.
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     2. To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
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              I will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
                                                    --Ezek. xxxiv.
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              Enough is left besides to search and know. --Milton.
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     3. To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to
        probe; as, to search a wound.
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     4. To examine; to try; to put to the test.
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     To search out, to seek till found; to find by seeking; as,
        to search out truth.
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     Syn: To explore; examine; scrutinize; seek; investigate; pry
          into; inquire.
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