inquire about (someone or something)

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inquire about (someone or something)

To ask or try to learn more about someone or something. The alternative spelling, "enquire," is more common in British English. Primarily heard in US. Mother, if Gerald inquires about you, what should I tell him? I'm inquiring about that bill right now.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

inquire about someone or something

to ask about someone or something. I inquired about Tom and was told that he doesn't live here anymore. You will have to inquire about that at the front desk.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

inquire about

To seek information about something or someone: I went to the store and inquired about available jobs.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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It may be mentioned here that the petitioner had stated in his plea that he could sell his property against any cost under the Property Act, adding that NAB was not authorized to inquire about one's transaction in this regard.
After the prayer, Muslims exchange greetings and inquire about one another's well being.
Talking to this reporter the SHO Roshan Zada said that Umar Muhammad of Bajaur Agency reported to police that unknown auto-thieves had taken away his motor cycle on the premises of DHQ hospital Timergara the other day when he had come to inquire about one of his admitted relative.
Mary Nabhani, a representative of Hellorelaxation, says that “this campaign was created in order to show our appreciation to all those who take time to look and inquire about one of our properties.” Mary adds that “the vacation rental industry is highly competitive and this is our way to say thanks for considering us as your next home away from home.”
I have no intention of sharing the details of my sun-splashed Caribbean vacation, because here's a truism: Even people who inquire about one's vacation don't want to hear the actual details, especially when it's a cruise vacation, the highlights of which typically involve food and the fact that one night -- this is true -- I scarfed two orders of escargot, followed by two orders of rack of lamb and a hot fudge sundae.
When the job club she attended lost internet connectivity one week, she only managed to inquire about one vacancy, looking at five more the following week.
The New York Times (February 17, 1999) ran a special section on Men's Health which advised males "Don't Take Your Medicine Like a Man" (Lipsyte, 1999), but do what women do: Inquire about one's health problems.
"Prospects inquire about one thing on certain sites and get calls from people who are in competing ventures or not even franchise ventures at all, but life insurance salesmen," Fisher said.
'Yes I did inquire about one or two at Villa but I'd like to keep that private.'