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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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