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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.
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.
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]
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.