feel around (for someone or something)

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feel around (for someone or something)

To grope around for something, especially in the dark or a similar situation where one's vision is limited. I had to feel around for the light switch for a minute before I was able to find it. I'm feeling around under the couch, but I don't think your phone is down here, Mom.
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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.
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
As a usurer takes each one of a bag of silver angels, feeling each coin to find whether it be clipped or not, so the Sheriff, as all rode slowly and sadly back toward Nottingham, took up thought after thought in turn, feeling around the edges of each but finding in every one some flaw.
AMERICAN DREAM WHILE were getting ourselves excited about the prospect of Justify winning the Belmont Stakes (11.37) and, in doing so, the US Triple Crown this time last year, there is more of a subdued feeling around the race this season.
The Lilywhites ace wants to maintain the winning feeling around the club by clinching a second double in four seasons.
"There's a better feeling around the place when that happens.
Shaughnessy said: "The feeling around the dressing room is positive.
Affect, Animals, and Autists: Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance
"He'deserves a pat on the back and it just continued that good feeling around the club at the moment.
He said: "The song was originally written as a response to feelings of unease at the back end of Brexit and negative feeling around immigration.
Benitez is eager to instil some confidence into his Newcastle side and wants the Magpies to get rid of the feeling around the city which results in some fans writing off the chances of victory.
IT seems like Wrexham Council underestimated the strength of feeling around keeping Plas Madoc leisure centre open.
"Knowing that more young people have warm winter coats is a great feeling around the holidays.''
"There's a good feeling around the club and an optimistic feeling around the club," said Jackett.
"There is a good feeling around the place and we need to carry it on."
Q I'VE been getting an itchy feeling around my vagina and I have had some horrible discharge.
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