search after

search after (someone or something)

To try to locate or endeavor to obtain someone or something. We've been searching after a new HR manager, but so far the none of the candidates have been the right fit. I'm searching after a computer that can render a lot of complex 3D models.
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search after someone or something

to look for someone or something. (Perhaps over a long period of time.) We searched after a suitable candidate for weeks. I am searching after a part for my '57 Chevy.
See also: after, search
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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