(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. hunt, seek, look for; explore, examine, penetrate; probe; test. —n. quest, pursuit; inquiry, examination, investigation, scrutiny, exploration.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. exploration, quest, research; see hunt 2 .
in search of,
Syn. looking for, seeking, on the lookout for; see searching 2 .
Syn. explore, examine, rummage, comb, ransack, look up and down, smell around, track down, look for, go through, cast about, beat about, poke into, grope in the dark*, scrutinize; see also hunt 2 , seek 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
hunt, exploration, quest, probe, inquisition, *shakedown, *frisking, scrutiny, investigation, study, rummaging, foraging, research.
seek, look, hunt, explore, quest, probe, *shake down, *frisk, scrutinize, investigate, study, rummage, forage, *sniffout, *go over with a fine-tooth comb, *leave no stone unturned, *turn inside out, research, ferret, delve, ransack.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To try to find something: cast about, hunt, look, quest, seek. See SEEK. 2. To examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed: frisk, inspect. Slang: shake down. See INVESTIGATE. II noun 1. A thorough search of a place or persons: frisk. Slang: shakedown. See INVESTIGATE. 2. An attempting to accomplish or attain: pursuing, pursuit, quest. See SEEK.

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