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fine-tooth-comb

See definition of fine-tooth-comb on Dictionary.com
  • as inrake
  • as inforage
  • as ingrub

synonyms for fine-tooth-comb

  • comb
  • scour
  • scrape
  • clear
  • collect
  • enfilade
  • examine
  • gather
  • grade
  • graze
  • grub
  • harrow
  • hunt
  • ransack
  • rasp
  • remove
  • rummage
  • scan
  • scratch
  • scrutinize
  • search
  • smooth
  • sweep
  • weed
  • break up
  • clean up
  • clear up
  • fine-comb
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antonyms for fine-tooth-comb

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  • disperse
  • distribute
  • divide
  • plant
  • scatter
  • idle
  • cover
  • fill
  • neglect
  • tinker
  • laze
  • hide
  • dirty
  • ignore
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How to use fine-tooth-comb in a sentence

Make sure your contractor is taking precise measurements, as the insurance company will go through the quote with a fine-tooth comb to find any discrepancies.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HOUSE FLOODSJOSEPH HUDSON AND ALEX PHILLIPSSEPTEMBER 6, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
We’ve gone over our code with a fine-tooth comb, overhauling the most important parts and ditching outdated bits.
A NEW ARTICLE PAGE DESIGN AT PROPUBLICABY PROPUBLICA’S DESIGN AND PLATFORM TEAMMARCH 23, 2021PROPUBLICA
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.
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Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.
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His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
When the days were fine, Jean in his basket assisted at the dramatic performance in the market-place.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
She opened the door of a square room with large roses on the white wall-paper, and fine old mahogany furniture.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Aristide again sought the message of the stars; but the sky was clouded over, and soon a fine rain began to fall.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Sentence of fine and imprisonment passed upon lord Bacon in the house of peers for bribery.
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WORDS RELATED TO FINE-TOOTH-COMB

  • beat
  • cast about
  • comb
  • explore
  • fine-tooth-comb
  • grub
  • hunt
  • pilfer
  • plunder
  • raid
  • rake
  • ransack
  • ravage
  • rummage
  • scour
  • scrounge
  • seek
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