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goo·​gle | ˈgü-gəlHow to pronounce google (audio)

variants: or Google

transitive verb

: to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (someone or something) on the World Wide Web

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Then where are they going, if not to Faulkner and Achebe and Naipaul?  … To the movies; to television (hours and hours); to Googling obsessively (hours and hours); to blogging and emailing and text messaging … — Cynthia Ozick, Harper’s, April 2007 The Sports Gal and I delayed dinner plans so I could analyze the replays like a police chief. Eventually she realized we weren’t leaving the house, so she made herself a sandwich and headed upstairs to Google divorce lawyers. — Bill Simmons, ESPN, 6 Dec. 2004 Have you ever googled yourself, maybe late at night, when nobody else was around? It’s OK, you can admit it—everybody does it. — Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News, 17 Apr. 2004

See MoreRecent Examples on the Web Later, newcomer Nick Jonas decided togooglethe answer. —Megan Stein, Country Living, “‘The Voice’ Fans Fact-Checked Kelly Clarkson After Her Argument With Blake Shelton,” 17 Mar. 2020If a Google user has a question about Google, well, Google wants them togoogleit. —Joanne Mcneil, Harper’s magazine, “Search and Destroy,” 20 Jan. 2020Modify quizzes and tests so students can’ justgooglethe answers. —Mj Slaby, Indianapolis Star, “‘Just the beginning’: Teachers, parents reflect on eLearning as schools remain closed,” 20 Mar. 2020No doubt when Jackson left us last week, the younger generation who never really understood his historical place in the sports worldgoogledhis name and undoubtedly read his Wikipedia bio. —Josh Katzenstein,, “Delvin Breaux says he’s cleared to return to all activities: Instagram,” 17 Jan. 2018Photo: Bette Langer In desperation one night, Ms. Langergoogledbaby coaches, found a New York company called Mommywise and hired sleep coach Devon Clement to come to her New Rochelle, N.Y., home. —Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, “Exhausted New Parents Turn to Sleep Coaches for Their Babies,” 28 Aug. 2018The newspaper said the girl’s fathergoogledthe name and found a story about a former British journalist who had spent two years in jail in China — at the same Qingpu prison. —NBC News, “British retailer Tesco halts work at Chinese factory over prison labor claim,” 22 Dec. 2019Yes, farmers did use some of their mobile data to check crop prices, just as womengoogledbirth control options, and kids learned some words of English online. —Payal Arora, Quartz, “The biggest myths about the next billion internet users,” 5 Nov. 2019Caruana has figured out many of those passwords by hunting down elevator phone manuals,googlingdocumentation, and buying a dozen elevator phones off Ebay over the last year. —Andy Greenberg, WIRED, “Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking,” 9 Aug. 2019

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