look about for (someone or something)(redirected from looked about for)
look about for (someone or something)
To examine or investigate (some place or area) in order to locate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "about" and "for" to specify the location. I looked about the entire building for the manager, but she was nowhere to be found. I kept looking about for somewhere to plug my laptop in, but there were no outlets anywhere in the classroom.
See also: look
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