conduct a search
index frisk, hunt

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  • search — I verb chase after, closely examine, comb, delve, examine, examine by inspection, explore, ferret, follow the trail of, go through, hunt, indagate, inquire into, inspect, investigate, look into, look over, look through, probe, pry into, pursue,… …   Law dictionary

  • Search warrant — A search warrant is a court order issued by a Magistrate, judge or Supreme Court Official that authorizes law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person or location for evidence of a crime and to confiscate evidence if it is found.… …   Wikipedia

  • search — I n. 1) to conduct, make a search 2) a careful, exhaustive, painstaking, thorough search 3) a fruitless search 4) a body; literature search 5) a search for (the search for truth) 6) in search of 7) (misc.) (legal) unwarranted search and seizure… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • search — ▪ I. search search 1 [sɜːtʆ ǁ sɜːrtʆ] noun 1. [countable] an attempt to find someone or something, usually one that takes a lot of time: search for • Their offer ended a five month search for a buyer for the company. • Graduates in debt simply… …   Financial and business terms

  • search — search1 W2S3 [sə:tʃ US sə:rtʃ] n 1.) [C usually singular] an attempt to find someone or something search for ▪ Bad weather is hampering the search for survivors. search of ▪ a search of the area ▪ The police have already carried out a search . ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • search and seizure — In law enforcement, an exploratory investigation of a premises or a person and the taking into custody of property or an individual in the interest of gaining evidence of unlawful activity or guilt. The latitude allowed police in carrying out… …   Universalium

  • Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — SETI ist das Akronym für “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” (deutsch: „Suche nach außerirdischer Intelligenz“). Damit bezeichnet man die Suche nach außerirdischen Zivilisationen. Seit 1960 werden verschiedene wissenschaftliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • search — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 an attempt to find sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ exhaustive, extensive, painstaking, systematic, thorough ▪ major, massive, nationwide …   Collocations dictionary

  • conduct — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 way of behaving ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ The prisoner was released early for good conduct. ▪ discreditable (BrE), disgraceful, immoral, improper …   Collocations dictionary

  • Search and rescue — For other uses, see Search and rescue (disambiguation) Search and rescue A Canadian Forces CH 149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a man from a Canadian Coast Guard cutter Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who… …   Wikipedia

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