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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
comb (noun)
1.
a) a toothed instrument used especially for adjusting, cleaning, or confining hair
b) a structure resembling such a comb , especially any of several toothed devices used in handling or ordering textile fibers
c) - currycomb
2.
a) a fleshy crest on the head of the domestic chicken and other domestic birds
b) something (as the ridge of a roof) resembling the comb of a cock
3.
- honeycomb
comb (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to draw a comb through for the purpose of arranging or cleaning
2.
to pass across with a scraping or raking action
3.
a) to eliminate (as with a comb) by a thorough going-over
b) to search or examine systematically - police are combing the city
4.
intransitive verb
to use in a action - combing
1.
of a wave or its crest to roll over or break into foam
2.
to make a thorough search - comb through the classified ads
comb (abbreviation)
1.
; ; - combination combined combining
2.
- combustion
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
comb (verb)
to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something
SYNONIMS:
comb, dig (through), dredge, hunt (through), rake, ransack, rifle, rummage, scour, sort (through), troll
RELATED WORDS:
frisk, pat down, shake down; audit, check (out), examine, inspect, investigate, review, scan, scrutinize, survey; ascertain, descry, detect, determine, discover, ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on upon), learn, locate, run down, scare up, track (down); grub (about), poke (around); explore, probe, prospect, skirmish, snoop; browse, glance (over), look over; peruse, study
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hide; abandon, lose; ignore, neglect
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