seek out(redirected from sought him out)
To hunt, seek, or try to discover someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "seek" and "out." We've been seeking out locations to shoot our new film. I have to seek Sarah out to get the administrator password to the computer.
seek someone or something out
to search for and find someone or something. We will seek someone out to do the work for us. Liz sought out a helper for Karen.
To try to locate or discover someone or something: The fish sought out sheltered pools to lay their eggs. The teacher will only give help to those who seek it out.