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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?
See also: comb

comb (something) out of (something)

To remove something, such as debris or knots, from something by combing. My poor daughter cries every time I try to comb the tangles out of her hair.
See also: comb, of, out

comb through (something)

To carefully look through an area or an item in an attempt to find someone or something. We combed through the wreckage but still haven't found any survivors. I combed through my bag in search of my glasses, and they were on my head the whole time!
See also: comb, through
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Harriet Ridley in action at Castle Combe, on her way to breaking the lap record
Saintswere denied with four minutes left when John Potter hit a superb volley only for Combe to dive full length and tip wide.
Completing the programme is the National Mobile Windscreens Saloon Car Championship, the savesometax.co.uk Castle Combe Special GT Championship, the Sports Racing and GT challenge and the evo Caterham Academy for novice drivers.
On the way home from Castle Combe I have to say I had a real sense of achievement.
This article presents the first detailed critical treatment of the relationship between the two Elizabethan/Jacobean adaptations of one of the most popular texts in Renaissance Europe: the translation of Fortunatus (Augsburg, 1509) by 'T.C.' [Thomas Combe?] and Thomas Dekker's Old Fortunatus.
A set of three more drawings, the aforementioned triptych La Combe, was hung over the gallery's reception desk.
"When you multiply another 1.2 litres per person across the population of Japan, you are talking about an awfully large amount of wine incrementally that has to be found for the Japanese market," Mr Combe said.
According to research conducted by Combe, most men would get rid of their gray if only they didn't have to do anything differently than they nor mally do.
The gel does not contain any added dyes, preservatives, perfumes or estrogen, Combe said in launching the product last month.
Declan Milne and Aidan Combe grabbed two goals apiece with Stuart McNicholas rounding off the scoring.
THE new movie, The Wolfman, was filmed in various locations around Wiltshire including 'England's prettiest village' Castle Combe and the National Trust village of Lacock.
BANNED in 1837, for licentiousness and drunken behaviour, but revived in 1974, the Hunting of the Earl of Rone is an annual custom that takes place in the village of Combe Martin, on the coast of North Devon, each Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
SEETHING St Mirren boss Gus MacPherson last night insisted Alan Combe should have received a red card for his wild challenge on Craig Dargo.
ALAN COMBE has warned Edwin van der Sar that lightning can strike more than twice when you face Shunsuke Nakamura.