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synonyms for beat the bushes

  • forage
  • nose around
  • poke around
  • search
  • search through
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How to use beat the bushes in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The pulse in Louis's temples beat hard; yet he was determined not to anticipate, but make Wharton explain himself.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
To be sure, he hadn't seen Mrs. Robin go, but he had heard the beat of her wings as she began her flight.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Bordering them were great quantities of berry-laden snow-berry bushes, of which I am very fond.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
As they were passing a place where the bushes grew thickly by the side of the road, they received a gruff command to halt.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The advance had to be carefully made, for the country was rough, wooded, and covered with a dense undergrowth of bushes.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
We should easily beat this in America with anything like equal facilities, and without charging the British price—£4 7s.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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WORDS RELATED TO BEAT THE BUSHES

  • beat
  • beat the bushes
  • examine
  • finecomb
  • forage
  • go through with fine-tooth comb
  • grub
  • hunt
  • inspect
  • investigate
  • leave no stone unturned
  • look high and low
  • probe
  • rake
  • ransack
  • rummage
  • scour
  • screen
  • scrutinize
  • search high heaven
  • sift
  • sweep
  • turn inside out
  • turn upside down
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.