look for (someone or something)

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look for (someone or something)

1. To search for someone or something. I'm looking for my sister—have you seen her? The neighbors are out looking for their dog yet again.
2. To pursue or seek something. Gerry has been looking for love in all the wrong places. Once he started saying all those harsh things, I knew he was just looking for a fight.
3. To anticipate or await something. Look for my card—I put it in the mail yesterday.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

look for someone or something

to seek someone or something. I am looking for Mr. William Wilson. Do you know where he lives? I am looking for the address of Bill Wilson.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

look for

1. Search for; also, seek out. For example, A search party was sent to look for the lost fliers, or Those kids are just looking for trouble. [Late 1500s]
2. Expect, anticipate, as in Look for a change of weather in March. [Early 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

look for

v.
1. To search for something or someone; seek something or someone: I was late because I was looking for my keys.
2. To hope for or expect something: Look for a change of weather in March.
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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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Peola has quit school, and Delilah, with Bea, goes south to look for her. Notably, mother and daughter often glance at each other through windows, separated by glass, by a color line Peola tries hard to enforce.