Quick answer
"Look for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "buscar", and "search for" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "buscar". Learn more about the difference between "look for" and "search for" below.
look for(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to seek)
a. buscar
Will you help me look for my glasses?¿Me ayudas a buscar mis lentes?
2. (to hope for)
a. esperar
I was looking for some recognition for my contributions to the project.Esperaba algún reconocimiento por mi aporte al proyecto.
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search for
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to try to find)
a. buscar
The police were searching for evidence in the house.La policía buscaba pruebas en la casa.
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