to scour/rummage my car

piotr1980

Senior Member
Polish
Hello,

I sit correct to say the below:

- I've got stuck on the border for to hours, during this time the costums scoured/rummaged my car and all my bugs.

Many thanks
Piotr
 
  • Hockey13

    Senior Member
    AmEnglish/German
    Hello,

    I sit correct to say the below:

    - I've got stuck on the border for to hours, during this time the costums scoured/rummaged my car and all my bugs.

    Many thanks
    Piotr
    I haven't got a clue what you mean by "bugs."

    I got stuck on the border for two hours. During this time, the customs officer(s) turned my car inside out.

    If I had to use your words, I would say "rummaged through my car," but neither verb gives a very good sense of what the customs officer(s) was trying to accomplish.
     

    Hockey13

    Senior Member
    AmEnglish/German
    of course I meant ''bags'', thanks
    It's not quite as obvious as you think. Bugs are also electronic devices that can be used for surveillance. It's not so far outside the realm of possibility that you could be talking about a spy in fiction or something of that sort who would face this situation. It is crucial to spell correctly for us to help you well.
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    Another idiomatic expression, at least in American English, would be:

    "I got stuck on the board for two hours. The customs officers went through my car and my bags with a fine-tooth comb."
     
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