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search party

a group of persons conducting an organized search for someone or something lost or hidden.
Origin of search party
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you're not back in two days, they'll send out a search party.
  • Early the next afternoon she heard a search party, and when she yelled out, a voice answered.
  • Once the search party finds the injured medics, their next challenge is to get them to a proper medical facility.
  • The next day, a search party begins looking for her after she is again absent from school, but her body is never found.
  • The members of their search party begin disappearing one-by-one.
  • Weeks later, the same paper recorded the fruitless efforts of a large search party of police.
  • It is one of his lovers that talks her father into organizing a search party to find him.
  • When he did not return, a ground search party located his overturned boat but there were no signs of him in the area.
  • Alex was bitten after he established the compound while part of a search party scavenging for supplies following the outbreak.
  • By then, the search party had made an initial inspection of the barn and had found some incriminating evidence.
British Dictionary definitions for search party

search party

a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person
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