search [{{t}}sɜ:tʃ]
1 transitive verb
(a) (look in → room) chercher (partout) dans; (→ pockets, drawers) fouiller (dans), chercher dans;
we've searched the whole house for the keys nous avons cherché dans toute la maison pour retrouver les clés;
she searched her bag for a comb elle fouilla dans son sac à la recherche d'un peigne
(b) (of police, customs) fouiller; (with warrant) perquisitionner, faire une perquisition dans;
the flat was searched for drugs on a fouillé l'appartement pour trouver de la drogue;
the spectators were searched before they were let in les spectateurs ont été fouillés à l'entrée;
they searched the undergrowth for the murder weapon on a fouillé le sous-bois ou on a passé le sous-bois au peigne fin pour retrouver l'arme du crime;
customs searched our luggage/our car les douaniers ont fouillé nos bagages/notre voiture;
{{}}familiar{{}} search me! je n'en ai pas la moindre idée !
(c) (examine, consult → records) chercher dans; (→ memory) chercher dans, fouiller; (→ conscience) sonder; {{}}Computing{{}} (→ file, directory) rechercher dans;
I searched her face for some sign of emotion j'ai cherché sur son visage des signes d'émotion;
{{}}Computing{{}} to search and replace sth rechercher et remplacer qch
2 intransitive verb
to search for sth chercher qch, rechercher qch;
to search after the truth rechercher la vérité;
{{}}Computing{{}} to search for a file rechercher un fichier;
searching (on computer screen) recherche
3 noun
(a) (gen) recherche f, recherches fpl;
in the search for or in my search for ancestors, I had to travel to Canada au cours des recherches ou de mes recherches pour retrouver mes ancêtres, j'ai dû me rendre au Canada;
the search for the missing climbers has been resumed les recherches ont repris pour retrouver les alpinistes disparus;
helicopters made a search for survivors des hélicoptères ont fait ou effectué des recherches pour retrouver des survivants;
to make a search through one's pockets/the drawers fouiller (dans) ses poches/les tiroirs;
search and rescue operation opération f de recherche et secours
(b) (by police, customs → of house, person, bags) fouille f; (→ with warrant) perquisition f;
the police made a thorough search of the premises la police a fouillé les locaux de fond en comble;
customs carried out a search of the van les douaniers ont procédé à la fouille de la camionnette;
the search unearthed a stockpile of arms la fouille a permis de mettre à jour une cache d'armes
(c) {{}}Computing{{}} recherche f;
to do a search faire une recherche;
to do a search for sth rechercher qch;
search and replace recherche et remplacement m
4 in search of preposition
à la recherche de;
in search of the truth à la recherche de la vérité;
I went in search of a restaurant je suis parti à la recherche d'un restaurant
►► {{}}Computing{{}} search engine moteur m de recherche;
search party équipe f de secours;
search warrant mandat m de perquisition
search out separable transitive verb
(look for) rechercher; (find) trouver, dénicher
search through inseparable transitive verb
(drawer, pockets) fouiller (dans); (case, documents) fouiller; (records) consulter, faire des recherches dans; (memory) fouiller, chercher dans
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