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"except" is the word I was considering. I searched it on Oxford dict, and got the sentence above.

The Oxford dict is an online dictionary. When I searched something , is it idiomatic to say "searched something on the Oxford dictionary"?


You generally search on the Internet and if the dictionary is online, it is idiomatic to say...

I searched the word on an online dictionary ~ as your title reads

On the other hand, if you, for instance, have a paperback dictionary you say -

I searched the word in the dictionary

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You can use the verb to google:

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

  • I googled the word on online dictionaries.

(Collins Dictionary)

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