cast about/around for

cast about/around for
cast about/around for [phrasal verb]
cast about/around for (something) : to look in many places for (something)

They cast about for new ways to make money on the farm.

She is still casting around for [=seeking] someone to watch her son while she is at work.

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Main Entry:cast

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  • cast about for — ˌcast a ˈround for ˌcast a ˈbout for british [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast around for — ˌcast a ˈround for ˌcast a ˈbout for british [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast\ about — • cast about • cast around v literary 1. To look everywhere; search. The committee was casting about for an experienced teacher to take the retiring principal s place. 2. To search your mind; try to remember something; try to think of something.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast about for — phrasal verb cast around for or cast about for [transitive] Word forms cast around for : present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for past tense cast around for past participle cast… …   English dictionary

  • cast around for — phrasal verb cast around for or cast about for [transitive] Word forms cast around for : present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for past tense cast around for past participle cast… …   English dictionary

  • cast about — verb search anxiously • Syn: ↑beat about, ↑cast around • Hypernyms: ↑research, ↑search, ↑explore • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast around for — PHRASAL VERB If you cast around for something or cast about for it, you try to find it or think of it. [V P P n] She had been casting around for a good excuse to go to New York. (in BRIT, also use cast about for) …   English dictionary

  • cast about — also[cast around] {v.}, {literary} 1. To look everywhere; search. * /The committee was casting about for an experienced teacher to take the retiring principal s place./ 2. To search your mind; try to remember something; try to think of something …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cast about — also[cast around] {v.}, {literary} 1. To look everywhere; search. * /The committee was casting about for an experienced teacher to take the retiring principal s place./ 2. To search your mind; try to remember something; try to think of something …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cast about — verb Date: 1575 intransitive verb to look around ; seek < cast about for a seat > transitive verb to lay plans concerning ; contrive < cast about how he was to go > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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