comb through

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "comb through":
present tense I/you/we/they comb through he/she/it combs through present participle combing through past tense combed through past participle combed through
comb through something to search carefully among things

Researchers have been combing through data files trying to detect problems.


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  • comb´less — comb1 «kohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a) a piece of metal, rubber, plastic, or bone, with teeth, used to arrange or straighten the hair, or to hold it in place: »She ran a comb through her hair to get out the snarls. b) = currycomb. (Cf. ↑currycomb) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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