search through

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search through (something or some place)

To look through some place or thing, as in an effort to find something. There are dozens of children in this town who spend their days searching through the dump for something to eat. I searched through the contract, but could find no mention of the rates we had already agreed upon.
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search through something

to examine all the things found in something. I searched through my books for the answer. My drawers were searched through thoroughly.
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