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cast around for

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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycast around for
he/she/itcasts around for
present participlecasting around for
past tensecast around for
past participlecast around for

or cast about for British

  1. cast around for something to look for or try to think of something, especially when you feel pressure to do something quickly

    Casting around for a safe topic, she made a comment about the weather.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of cast around for
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