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ask (one) around
To ask one to come visit one's house. I asked Mary around to watch a movie, but she was busy.
To try to find out information about something by asking a lot of different people. I've been asking around to see if anyone is prepared for our Biology final, and the consensus has been a firm "no." A: "Have you seen my book?" B: "No, but I'll ask around."
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