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Definition of google verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

google

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they google
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡl//
 
he / she / it googles
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡlz//
 
past simple googled
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡld//
 
past participle googled
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡld//
 
-ing form googling
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːɡlɪŋ//
 
Using the Internet
 
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[transitive, intransitive] google (somebody/something) (computing) to type words into the search engine Google® in order to find information about somebody/something You can google someone you've recently met to see what information is available about them on the Internet. I tried googling but couldn't find anything relevant. Wordfinderaccess, blog, browse, chat, google, navigate, search engine, unsubscribe, visit, the Web See related entries: Using the Internet Word Origin 1990s: from Google, the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine.

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