root around in (something) for (something)

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root around in (something) for (something)

To dig or rummage aimlessly in or through some cluttered location in order to find something. I caught my brother rooting around in my purse for money again. A raccoon was rooting around in the dumpster for something to eat.
See also: around, root
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