comb through (something)

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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!
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comb through something

Fig. to look through something, examining it thoroughly. I combed through all my belongings, looking for the lost papers. The vet combed through the dog's coat, looking for tick bites.
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The product is designed to destroy lice on contact by combing through dry hair, according to executives at the Needham, Mass.
Combing through a child's wet hair may lead to more accurate identification of active head lice infestation than visual inspection, according to a report.
"It's also essential for combing through conditioner and styling products, a process which ensures they are distributed more evenly along the whole hair shaft."
Well, a type of comb like this Finger Comb, by Vogueti PRO, isn't just for unruly curls; it's a bathroom essential as its ideal for evenly combing through conditioning treatments, or even colour, without using fingers ( or gloves which may have a hole in!
The nurse spent more than three hours combing through Amy's long brown hair, picking out sesame-seed-size insects and their tiny eggs, called nits.