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English verb: look for

1. look for (contact) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of


SamplesThe police are searching for clues.
They are searching for the missing man in the entire county.


ExamplesThe banks look for the check, Sam cannot look for Sue , They look for the water


Synonymssearch, seek


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)angle, browse, browse, divine, drag, dredge, feel, finger, fish, fumble, gather, go after, grope, grub, hunt, leave no stone unturned, pursue, quest after, quest for, scour, seek out, shop, surf, want

2. look for (emotion) be excited or anxious about


Synonymsanticipate, look to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)await, expect, look, wait


Narrower (hyponym)apprehend, quail at









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