feel around

feel around (for someone or something)

 and feel about (for someone or something)
to try to find someone or something by feel [rather than sight]. He felt around for the soap in the bathtub. She felt about for the dog at the foot of the bed, but it wasn't there. Gerald felt about for a pencil.
See also: around, feel

feel around

v.
To explore something by the sense of touch, especially when seeking an item: If you feel around in the sock drawer, you'll probably find your missing earrings.
See also: around, feel
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There is a very positive feel around Carlton and as a group we know the sky is the limit for us this season.
Love is blind to age, income and religion, according to new research by eHarmony dating website, with more Australians placing importance on friendship, chemistry and how they feel around their partner.
Blinded by smoke Paul Caisley, 30, manager at Grainger Games in the Metrocentre, who lives next door to Mr Stappard and taxi driver Mr Fenwick, 57, who lives opposite, crawled into the terraced property using their hands to feel around for the pensioner.
Hughton also feels that being appointed manager and the club's removal from the market has helped bring a more relaxed feel around United's Benton base, with players now aware of TURN TO PAGE 70
It's vitally important that we get through to the semi-finals and create a good feel around the club.
The need to forget our normal existence, to step outside the confines of our everyday lives and to experience an almost childlike wonder and enjoyment of what we see, hear and feel around us is something that is within us all and should be expressed without hesitation.
The empty storefronts and ghost-town feel around Van Nuys City Hall are perfect testimony to the kind of neglect with which city leaders treat the neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
In one of these, Do you know how I feel around you, 2002, a wildly exaggerated shadow profile falls across Olofsson's passive form and flickers to life as her body rotates in space, suggesting physical and psychological possession.
Last year, she said: "At 70, I'm in fine fettle for my age, sleep like a babe and feel around 12.
Feel around the breast to feel for any unusual lump, swelling, or mass under the skin of your right breast.
With hands that search for what is lost I caress your face and with hands afraid of loss I hold you close and feel around your eyes, your mouth, like a blind man as if to measure, as if to wander, to measure and to wander.
NEXT time you run your fingers through your partner's hair feel around the bumps and learn about self-esteem, secretiveness, and destructiveness.
In a process not well understood by researchers, binding the integrin to ICAM-1 somehow causes the white blood cell to flatten against the vessel wall and feel around for a microscopic gap between the cells that make up the wall.
The HX Tour 56 Golf Ball, with its slightly thicker cover, has more spin and softer feel around the greens and still travels Tour-level distance off the tee.
Running until February 2016, Elements looks at how 90 natural elements, including carbon, hydrogen and titanium, make up everything we can see and feel around us.