comb for

comb (something) for (someone or something)

To look through an area in an attempt to find someone or something in particular. We combed the wreckage for survivors but still haven't found any. I've been combing the house for my glasses—have you seen them?
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comb something for someone or something

Fig. to look all over or all through something for a particular person or thing. The police combed the entire neighborhood for the criminals. I combed the entire house for the missing paper.
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He is keen to encourage greater awareness of well maintained shearing gear this season and for sheep producers to make sure they are using the correct comb for their particular breed.
Sheep producers could make shearing a lot easier for themselves this season by ensuring they are using the correct comb for their particular breed of sheep, according to the British Wool Marketing Board.
Thirty-five patients, 28 men and 7 women with androgenetic alopecia, a common form of hair loss, used the comb for six months.