look for

Primary Meanings of look for

1.
v
try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
2.
v
be excited or anxious about
Full Definitions of look for
1

v try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Synonyms:
search, seek
Types:
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drag, dredge
search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost
finger
search for on the computer
fumble, grope
feel about uncertainly or blindly
divine
search by divining, as if with a rod
browse, surf
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
leave no stone unturned
search thoroughly and exhaustively
hunt
seek, search for
gather
look for (food) in nature
want
hunt or look for; want for a particular reason
scour
examine minutely
seek out
look for a specific person or thing
go after, pursue, quest after, quest for
go in search of or hunt for
angle, fish
seek indirectly
grub
search about busily
feel
grope or feel in search of something
browse, shop
shop around; not necessarily buying
grope for, scrabble
feel searchingly
dowse
use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
shell
look for and collect shells by the seashore
comparison-shop
compare prices for a given item
antique
shop for antiques
window-shop
examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
2

v be excited or anxious about

Synonyms:
anticipate, look to
Types:
apprehend, quail at
anticipate with dread or anxiety
Type of:
await, expect, look, wait
look forward to the probable occurrence of

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