Meaning of look for in English:

look for

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Translate look for into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1look for someone or somethingAttempt to find someone or something.

    ‘Howard has been looking for you’
    • ‘police are looking for a sniper who nearly killed a 40-year-old man’
    • ‘Collins has been looking for work for 18 months now’
    search for, hunt for, seek, look about for, look round for, look around for, cast about for, cast round for, cast around for, try to find, try to track down, forage for, scout out, quest after, quest for
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    1. 1.1Hope or expect to find or obtain a particular type of person or thing.
      ‘they are unmasked as imposters looking for publicity’
      • ‘they are going to be looking for a new sheriff’
      search for, hunt for, seek, look about for, look round for, look around for, cast about for, cast round for, cast around for, try to find, try to track down, forage for, scout out, quest after, quest for
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