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
References in classic literature ?
It's simply what I feel around, the whole atmosphere of the place, the whole atmosphere you seem to create around you with these brutes Sarson and Meekins; and those white-faced, smooth-tongued Marconi men of yours, who can't talk decent English; and the post-office man, who can't look you in the face; and Miss Price, who looks as though she were one of the creatures, too, of your torture chamber.
Our focus is on creating a community feel around the entire building by designing distinctive areas for people to meet and collaborate," said Jeff Siegel of ML7.
Fantastic family feel around the place which is refreshing in the Premier League with all the money that is around.
There is a very positive feel around Carlton and as a group we know the sky is the limit for us this season.
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.
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.
Feel around the breast for any thickening that feels different from the rest of your breast tissue.
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.
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.