look about

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look about

1. noun A time spent looking around (some place or location). The guide gave us a few moments to have a look about inside the ancient dwelling before we moved on to the next part of the tour. Do you mind stopping the car here? I want to take a look about.
2. verb To examine or investigate (some place, area, or location). After 15 minutes or so of looking about, we both felt the house just wasn't right for us. I kept looking about for somewhere to plug my laptop in, but there were no outlets anywhere in the classroom.
See also: look

look about (for someone or something)

to try to locate someone or something. I have to look about for someone to serve as a babysitter. I don't see it here. I'll have to look about.
See also: look