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Definition 1: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of - [verb of contact]

Samples where look for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police are searching for clues
  • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

Synonyms for look for in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of look for ) search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost

(... is a kind of look for ) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

(... is a kind of look for ) search about busily

(... is a kind of look for ) seek indirectly

"fish for compliments"

(... is a kind of look for ) go in search of or hunt for

"pursue a hobby"

(... is a kind of look for ) look for a specific person or thing

(... is a kind of look for ) examine minutely

"The police scoured the country for the fugitive"

(... is a kind of look for ) hunt or look for; want for a particular reason

"Your former neighbor is wanted by the FBI" "Uncle Sam wants you"

(... is a kind of look for ) look for (food) in nature

"Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"

(... is a kind of look for ) seek, search for

"She hunted for her reading glasses but was unable to locate them"

(... is a kind of look for ) search thoroughly and exhaustively

"The police left no stone unturned in looking for the President's murderer"

(... is a kind of look for ) look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

"browse a computer directory" "surf the internet or the world wide web"

(... is a kind of look for ) search by divining, as if with a rod

"He claimed he could divine underground water"

(... is a kind of look for ) feel about uncertainly or blindly

"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"

(... is a kind of look for ) search for on the computer

"I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons"

(... is a kind of look for ) shop around; not necessarily buying

"I don't need help, I'm just browsing"

Definition 2: be excited or anxious about - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for look for in the sense of this definition

(look for is a kind of ...) look forward to the probable occurrence of

"We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"

(... is a kind of look for ) anticipate with dread or anxiety

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