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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.
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ask around

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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Ask around, do a google search, visit community forums and social networks if you must.
Ask around at pet stores or search online for healthy brands.
We knew anecdotally that many were either married to each other or going out with each other, but we just did a quick ask around to find out how many were together.
If you ask around you'll find that in general, CABs throughout the country employ fewer full-time staff and considerably more trained volunteers.
We will no longer have to worry about forgeting our chargers and having to ask around to find one that is compatible.
Cork, 21, is contracted to Chelsea until 2012 and the Stamford Bridge club would ask around pounds 1.5million for a player who has also had loan spells at Scunthorpe, Southampton, Watford and Coventry.
A lot of my friends and family did, ask around. I told everyone I'd KO him in three rounds."
THERE are serious questions to ask around the tragedy at Whitby as more details emerge of the circumstances.
Ask around for a few quotes before you go ahead, to make sure you get the best deal, but this is one change you can make to your house that may well turn out to be a good investment.
My daughter drove me back to ask around but to no avail.
Rico (right) said: "When I am in Scotland I will ask around to see if there are any chances to coach.
You'll also need to incorporate your business, so ask around for a lawyer as well as a certified public accountant.
Along the way the SYP will be hoping to ask around 15,000 young people what they think, starting with their 10 Subject Committee Weeks on the SYP website where young people can really let them know what they think.
You might question the ROI when the lingerie is to be hidden under layers of other garments, but ask around and you will probably be told "it's just like shopping for clothes," or even "it's part of being a woman." And, in any case, as the days grow warmer, this lingerie becomes progressively more exposed.