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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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

v.
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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One moment we were inquiring about one another's careers and jobs, the next we were going back to the very first day of our first class in first year.
One must never rush the process for this is the time for conversation, inquiring about one's family and travels while never taking the eyes from the brewing pot.
It's not often a community college track and field coach gets a phone call from ESPN inquiring about one of his athletes.