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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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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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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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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BMW AG (Xetra: BMW), a Germany-based automaker, is presently looking for one more major automaker to join its autonomous technology alliance with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Intel and auto industry suppliers.
"We are in the January window and we are still looking for one player," the Spaniard said.
used for touch, I'm not looking For one fresh Out of the box.
I don't know if recyclers currently have a patron saint, but if they're looking for one, Emidio could well be their guy.
I never thought much of a devotion to Mary, and I certainly didn't go looking for one. But I do believe Mary has supported me and walked with me on my journey as a woman.
It's good that neither is looking for one. Hilarity ensues almost immediately, encouraged by a superlative cast of secondary characters.
They're looking more at developing an ore body instead of looking for one.
"We have brought Ben in from Manchester United and sat down with all the goalkeepers and told them that we are looking for one of the four to come out and be the No.1," said McAllister.
I've been looking for one for years, but not of the electoral variety.
A spokesman said: "We are looking for one man and do not consider him to be a threat to other people."
"Drude was looking for one thing and found something very surprising and different," says Herre.
Of the many possible Turing machines, a few researchers have been looking for one dubbed the "five-state busy beaver." The idea is to find a set of five instructions for printing the largest possible number of ones on a tape originally filled only with zeros.
Rothstein recently screened more than 1,000 existing drugs, looking for ones that increase EAAT2 production.