scratch around for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyscratch around for
he/she/itscratches around for
present participlescratching around for
past tensescratched around for
past participlescratched around for
  1. scratch around for something to try to find something by looking everywhere, even in places that you would prefer not to look in
See also main entry: scratch