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 — index delve, expect (anticipate), ferret, hunt, spy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • look for — phr verb Look for is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑inspector, ↑researcher Look for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accommodation, ↑answer, ↑apartment, ↑clue, ↑compromise, ↑cure, ↑damp, ↑employment …   Collocations dictionary

  • look for — Synonyms and related words: address, angle for, anticipate, approach, ask for, await, be destined, be fated, be imminent, be to be, be to come, beat about for, bid for, calculate on, canvass, come, come on, count on, court, delve for, dig for,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • look for — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. research, pry, follow; see hunt 2 , search , seek 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To look forward to confidently: anticipate, await, bargain for (or on), count on, depend on (or upon), expect, wait (for). Informal:… …   English dictionary for students

  • look for — verb To search; to seek. He spent his life looking for the truth …   Wiktionary

  • look for flaws — index check (inspect), examine (study) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • look for a needle in a haystack — See: NEEDLE IN A HAY STACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look for a needle in a haystack — See: NEEDLE IN A HAY STACK …   Dictionary of American idioms

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