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Hi,

"I spent two hours combing through the weeds in my mom's flowerbeds."

What else could I say instead of 'comb through'?

I'm aware of the usual 'search or look through'.

What about 'slog through' or 'sift through'?

Thank you.

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Ann225What about 'slog through' or 'sift through'?

Personally, I don't care for 'slog through', but 'sift through' seems all right. I guess you could also use 'dig through' (metaphorically) for searching.

But I have to ask out of curiosity, what extremely valuable thing did you lose in your mom's flowerbeds that required a two-hour search? And did you find it?

CJ

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Why are you combing/searching/looking/sifting through the weeds in your mum's flowerbeds?

Just pull them out.

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It sounds like your mom loves the weeds more than the flowers!

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