Definition of ask around in English:

ask around

Translate ask around into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • Talk to various people in order to find something out.

    ‘there are fine meals to be had if you ask around’
    • ‘This week I needed to get some commonly used cells from a few different places, so this involved asking around.’
    • ‘They asked around and at least five different people have seen him.’
    • ‘We were asking around town who the best people to do this kind of record with were, and everyone said we should talk to James and Tim.’
    • ‘After asking around, I found out it happens all the time. A friend of the family lost £400 and someone else got a bill for £700.’
    • ‘I started asking around among those friends who had literature degrees, English degrees, well-read others, but have found no one who can tell me the name of any myth about a horse eating nothing but rose petals.’
    • ‘He said: ‘I'm now asking around, trying to get hold of a tandem to hire.’’
    • ‘You can invent your own roving itinerary, circumnavigating by jeep or bike or kayak, camping on the beach or overnighting in the host homes you'll find in most villages just by asking around.’
    • ‘At first, I thought it was just our area but I've been asking around and apparently, almost all of the areas (if not all) are suffering this drought.’
    • ‘We have got a lot of people asking around and the local youngsters are upset about it so they are making inquiries too.’
    • ‘In order to keep her new identity a tight secret it bans journalists from even asking around for information about her new name or whereabouts, let alone publishing the details.’
    • ‘I have been asking around and trying to find out exactly when all this started but no-one seems to know and we're not being told anything.’
    • ‘After much asking around, he managed to find out where the man lived.’
    • ‘At the same time, I am quietly asking around and looking into other opportunities.’
    • ‘When someone takes something from your desk, why do they wait until you start asking around to tell you that they have it?’
    • ‘I started asking around for a ride up to Jerusalem and got lucky on the second try.’
    • ‘I have been asking around to see if anyone has seen two white fantail doves.’
    • ‘Start your research by asking around and reading guidebooks to get together some ideas.’
    • ‘She thought the dog had been dumped there and was asking around all week if anyone had lost a dog.’
    • ‘We asked around a lot and people told us that the clothes and so on seem to date back to the early 50s.’
    • ‘I have put up a few adverts and asked around and even had a few calls from interested people but I want to find the right person to take some of my best customers on.’