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to use Google, the Internet search engine, to find information on a person or thing: She googled her new boyfriend.

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Goo·gle

 (go͞o′gəl)

A trademark for an internet search engine. This trademark often occurs in print as a verb, sometimes in lowercase: “A high school English teacher … recently Googled a phrase in one student’s paper and found it had been taken from a sample essay of an online editing service” (Chris Berdik).

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Google

(ˈɡuːɡəl)

n

(Computer Science) a popular search engine on the internet

vb (without a cap)

1. (Computer Science) to search for (something on the internet) using a search engine

2. (Computer Science) to check (the credentials of someone) by searching for websites containing his or her name

[C20: a play on googol]

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google

Past participle: googled
Gerund: googling

Present
I google
you google
he/she/it googles
we google
you google
they google
Preterite
I googled
you googled
he/she/it googled
we googled
you googled
they googled
Present Continuous
I am googling
you are googling
he/she/it is googling
we are googling
you are googling
they are googling
Present Perfect
I have googled
you have googled
he/she/it has googled
we have googled
you have googled
they have googled
Past Continuous
I was googling
you were googling
he/she/it was googling
we were googling
you were googling
they were googling
Past Perfect
I had googled
you had googled
he/she/it had googled
we had googled
you had googled
they had googled
Future
I will google
you will google
he/she/it will google
we will google
you will google
they will google
Future Perfect
I will have googled
you will have googled
he/she/it will have googled
we will have googled
you will have googled
they will have googled
Future Continuous
I will be googling
you will be googling
he/she/it will be googling
we will be googling
you will be googling
they will be googling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been googling
you have been googling
he/she/it has been googling
we have been googling
you have been googling
they have been googling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been googling
you will have been googling
he/she/it will have been googling
we will have been googling
you will have been googling
they will have been googling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been googling
you had been googling
he/she/it had been googling
we had been googling
you had been googling
they had been googling
Conditional
I would google
you would google
he/she/it would google
we would google
you would google
they would google
Past Conditional
I would have googled
you would have googled
he/she/it would have googled
we would have googled
you would have googled
they would have googled

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. Google – a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user’s search

trademark – a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
Verb 1. google – search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine; “He googled the woman he had met at the party”; “My children are googling all day”

computer science, computing – the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
explore, research, search – inquire into; “the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project”; “He searched for information on his relatives on the web”; “Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness”

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