hunt through

hunt through (something) (for something)

To dig or rummage aimlessly in or through some cluttered place or collection of things in order to find something. I caught my brother hunting through my purse again. A raccoon was hunting through the dumpster for something to eat. We spent the whole afternoon hunting through old photographs of Granny Mary, picking the best ones for her memorial service.
See also: hunt, through

hunt through something

to search through the contents of something; to search among things. Joel hunted through his wallet for a dollar bill. I will have to hunt through my drawers for a pair of socks that match.
See also: hunt, through