look for
phrasal 1. to await with hope or anticipation 2. to search for ; seek <
looking for a new car
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • look for — {v.} 1. To think likely; expect. * /We look for John to arrive any day now./ * /The frost killed many oranges, and housewives can look for an increase in their price./ * /Bob wouldn t go for a ride with the boys because he was looking for a phone …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • look\ for — v 1. To think likely; expect. We look for John to arrive any day now. The frost killed many oranges, and housewives can look for an increase in their price. Bob wouldn t go for a ride with the boys because he was looking for a phone call from… …   Словарь американских идиом

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