look around for


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look around for (someone or something)

To examine or investigate (some place or area) in order to locate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "around" and "for" to specify the location. I looked around the entire building for the manager, but she was nowhere to be found. I kept looking around for somewhere to plug my laptop in, but there were no outlets anywhere in the classroom.
See also: around, look

look around for someone or something

to seek someone or something out. Look around for Ted and tell him to come home. I looked around for the can opener, but it's not there.
See also: around, look
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