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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylook for
he/she/itlooks for
present participlelooking for
past tenselooked for
past participlelooked for

Related meanings

  1. 1
    look for someone/something to search for someone or something

    I'm looking for Jim. Have you seen him?

    The police were looking for clues as to the woman's identity.

  2. 2
    [usually progressive] look for someone/something to hope to get something that you want or need

    He was looking for work as a builder.

    We are looking for a partner in a new business venture.

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