HyperDic: look_for

English > 2 senses of the expression look for:
VERBcontactlook for, search, seektry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
emotionlook for, anticipate, look tobe excited or anxious about
English > look for: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe banks look for the check; Sam cannot look for Sue; They look for the water
Synonymssearch, seek
Narrowerbrowse, surflook around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
divinesearch by divining, as if with a rod
dredge, dragsearch (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
feelgrope or feel in search of something
fingersearch for on the computer
fish, angleseek indirectly
gatherlook for (food) in nature
grope, fumbleFeel about uncertainly or blindly
grubsearch about busily
huntseek, search for
leave no stone unturnedsearch thoroughly and exhaustively
quest for, go after, quest after, pursuego in search / search / search of or hunt for
scourExamine minutely
seek outlook for a specific person or thing
shop, browseshop around
wanthunt or look for
See alsolookperceive with attention
Catalanbuscar, cercar, escorcollar
Spanishbuscar, explorar, registrar
English > look for: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe excited or anxious about.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsanticipate, look to
Narrowerapprehend, quail atanticipate with dread or anxiety
Broaderexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
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