Fossick/くまなく探す

fossick

Australian English
A term that originated during the Gold Rush of the 1850s that means to look for, search, or rummage. It was once used only to describe searching for gold, but now means seeking anything in a difficult to find place.

日本語
くまなく探す。検索する。探す。オーストラリアは、1850年代にゴールド・ラッシュがあり、fossickがその時に出てきて、「金を探す」という意味しかなかったが、現在に至るまで「見つかりにくい場所にどんなものでも探せる」という使いかたになった。

Plain English
To seek, search for, rummage.

豪語日本語米・英語
We came home and found a burglar fossicking through a chest of drawers.家に帰ったら、箪笥にかまなく探している泥棒がいった。We came home and found a burglar rummaging around in a chest of drawers.
My contact fell out and I had to fossick through the grass to find it.コンタクトを落として、草の中に探さなくちゃいけなかった。My contact fell out and I had to look through the grass to find it.

Strine Dictionary

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