rower2600 said:But maybe in the colloquial English of Bangladesh and India it would be fine to say "search up"? I agree, in the U.S. we'd say "looking the word up" or "searching for the word"
In one of the threads in the Spanish-English General Vocabulary Forum, I posted a reply using the phrase "search up". Someone corrected this as a mistake but I wasn't convinced and asked if anyone else would ever use "search up" in a sentence colloquially. The above is one of the responses I got.
As I have been living in the USA since the age of three I consider myself to be a native speaker of English(the language I think in) and my variant is not at all influenced by the colorful dialects spoken by anyone who is educated in the language in Bangladesh.I don't know WHY but no alarm goes off in my head when I read this sentence: "If you can't discover anything related to Discus fish in the library, search it up on google". Please tell me that there's someone else here who uses "search up" in much the same way as the more common "look up"..