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fine-comb

fine-comb
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn kohm]
    • /faɪn koʊm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn kohm]
    • /faɪn koʊm/

Definitions of fine-comb word

  • verb with object fine-comb to use a fine-tooth comb on. 1
  • verb with object fine-comb to search through thoroughly. 1
  • noun fine-comb a fine-tooth comb. 1

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Parts of speech for Fine-comb

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fine-comb popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for fine-comb

verb fine-comb

  • comb — A comb is a flat piece of plastic or metal with narrow pointed teeth along one side, which you use to tidy your hair.
  • scour — to range over, as in a search: They scoured the countryside for the lost child.
  • scrape — to deprive of or free from an outer layer, adhering matter, etc., or to smooth by drawing or rubbing something, especially a sharp or rough instrument, over the surface: to scrape a table to remove paint and varnish.
  • rummage — to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), especially by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents.
  • search — to go or look through (a place, area, etc.) carefully in order to find something missing or lost: They searched the woods for the missing child. I searched the desk for the letter.

Antonyms for fine-comb

verb fine-comb

  • disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
  • scatter — to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
  • distribute — to divide and give out in shares; deal out; allot.
  • divide — to separate into parts, groups, sections, etc.
  • plant — any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have more or less rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts: some classification schemes may include fungi, algae, bacteria, blue-green algae, and certain single-celled eukaryotes that have plantlike qualities, as rigid cell walls or photosynthesis.

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