procurar


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Traduções principais
PortuguêsInglês
procurar vtsearch, look for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
seek to do [sth] v expr formal (attempt or wish to do [sth])buscar, procurar vt
  procurar vt
  (formal)almejar vt
 I seek to restore my honour.
search vi (look for [sth])procurar v int
 He is searching for his keys.
cast about vi (search)procurar vt
 I'm casting about for some really good example sentences.
search vi (look for [sth])procurar, buscar v int
 The detectives searched for days, but they could not find any evidence.
seek vtr (look for) (buscar)procurar vt
 The detective is seeking some clues to the crime.
 O detetive está procurando algumas pistas do crime.
hunt through vtr (search among)procurar, buscar entre vt
 I hunted through all the dusty, discarded papers in the attic, hoping to find my grandfather's birth certificate.
look for vtr (search for, seek)procurar vt
 Some people look for love on the internet.
cast about for [sth] vtr phrasal insep figurative (seek)procurar vt
ferret for [sth] vi + prep informal (search) (figurado, informal)fuçar em busca de loc verb
  procurar vt
 The reporter went to the courthouse to ferret for some information for a story.
forage for [sth] vi + prep (search for: food)buscar vt
  procurar vt
 A squirrel rummaged below the tree, foraging for nuts.
look around,
UK: look round
vi phrasal
(seek [sth] in surrounding area)procurar vt
 I've been looking around everywhere, but I can't find my reading glasses.
search vtr (look in, examine) (olhar em, examinar)vasculhar, procurar vt
 The police searched the building but there was no sign of the kidnapper.
 A polícia vasculhou (or: procurou no) o prédio, mas não havia nenhum sinal do sequestrador.
search vi (on Internet) (na Internet)procurar, buscar vt
 He searched for the answer online.
grope for [sth] vi + prep figurative (struggle to find) (figurado)procurar, buscar vt
 He's too ... oh, what's the word I'm groping for?
 Ele é muito... ah, qual a palavra que eu estou procurando?
woo [sth] vtr figurative (seek)almejar vt
  procurar vt
 The young actor wooed fame, despite her complaints about media intrusion.
ferret around for [sth] v expr informal (search)fuçar em busca de loc verb
  procurar vt
 The lawyer ferreted around for any evidence that the police might have missed.
hunt vi figurative (search for)procurar vt
 Dan was late for work because he had to hunt for his keys
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
scout vi (seek)procurar, buscar vt
 The HR team is scouting for bright graduates to join the company.
prospect for [sth] vi + prep (seek, look for)prospectar v int
  buscar v int
  procurar v int
 The recruitment agency is prospecting for new talent.
fish [sth] vtr figurative (search through)buscar, procurar vt
 They're fishing the whole region for leads.
seek vtr (request) (requerer)pedir, procurar vt
 We seek advice from wise teachers.
seek vtr (inquire) (esforçar-se por descobrir)inquirir, procurar vt
 Seek and you will find!
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Formas compostas:
InglêsPortuguês
ask for it,
ask for trouble
v expr
informal, figurative (invite trouble)procurar confusão expres v
Nota: This sense of "ask for" is often used with the continuous form of the verb - e.g., "He was asking for trouble" or "You're asking for it."
 I wouldn't do that if I were you! You're just asking for it.
 Não faria isso se fosse você! Você está procurando confusão.
go on a wild goose chase,
go on a wild-goose chase
v expr
informal, figurative (search in vain for [sth](inf., procurar em vão por algo)procurar agulha em palheiro expres
hunt high and low vi (search everywhere) (procurar, buscar em todo lugar)procurar para cima e para baixo loc vt
 I hunted high and low for my keys, but they were nowhere to be found.
lech vi abbr, slang (be lecherous) (abrev, gíria)procurar prazer sexual loc v int
look around for [sb/sth],
UK: look round
vi phrasal + prep
(seek in surrounding area)procurar por
 I misplaced my keys, so I'll have to look around for them.
look everywhere vi (search in many places)procurar por todo lugar loc v int
 We looked everywhere but we couldn't find it.
nitpick vi figurative, informal (find faults) (figurado)procurar defeitos loc v int
 My boss wastes his time nitpicking instead of addressing major problems.
not look for vtr (not try to find) (literal)não procurar vt
search [sth] out vtr phrasal sep (hunt for, seek)procurar por vt + prep
 We spent months searching out the best Thai restaurant in the city.
search through [sth] vi + prep (look or rummage among)procurar em expres v
 I searched through my luggage but couldn't find my passport.
seek after [sth] vtr phrasal insep (search for, try to find)procurar por expres v
  procurar obter expres v
seek and destroy,
search and destroy
v expr
(military: find and kill) (militar)procurar e destruir expres v
seek [sth/sb] out,
seek out [sth/sb]
vtr phrasal sep
(search, hunt) (procurar ou caçar)procurar por expres v
 After moving to a new city, she decided to seek out like-minded people.
seek peace vtr + n (try to end conflict)buscar a paz expres
  procurar a paz expres
 Negotiators are currently seeking peace in the Middle East.
seek refuge vtr + n (look for shelter or protection)procurar refúgio expres v
  buscar refúgio expres v
 The storm caused the hikers to seek refuge in a cave. The lonely child sought refuge in books.
seek revenge vtr + n (wish to take vengeance on [sb])procurar a vingança expres v
  buscar a vingança expres v
split hairs v expr figurative (focus on trivial things) (figurado)buscar pelo em ovo expres
  (figurado)procurar chifre em cabeça de cavalo expres
take refuge in [sth] vtr (enter for shelter or protection)refugiar-se em vp
  procurar refúgio em loc vt
 I took refuge in a cave during the thunderstorm.
take refuge in,
take refuge in [sth],
find refuge in,
find refuge in [sth]
v expr
figurative (be comforted by)confortar-se vp
  procurar refúgio em loc vt
 He took refuge in the fact that his colleagues had all found the project difficult.
trace [sth] back,
trace [sth] back to [sb/sth]
vtr phrasal sep
(identify origin, owner)procurar a origem de loc vt
  rastrear vt
trace back vtr phrasal sep (find origins of) (encontrar as origens de)procurar a origem de loc vt
  rastrear vt
turn to [sb] for help v (ask [sb] for assistance) (procurar a ajuda de alguém)procurar ajuda vt
turn to [sb] for help v expr (ask [sb] for assistance)procurar ajuda vt
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