ask around

phrasal verb

asked around; asking around; asks around
: to ask many people to tell one information about someone or something
Maybe you should ask around to find out more about this guy.
We usually ask around before trying a new restaurant.

Examples of ask around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take the time to research doctors and ask around for recommendations. Pamela Appea, Parents, 9 Mar. 2024 Friends or advice blogs might have solutions for common practical problems, so ask around! Libra September 23-October 22 Choosing how to present yourself could be a challenge. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2023 Planning, professional advice, and asking around in the nonprofit community can help shield a new 501(c)(3) from being blindsided by unforeseen costs—a major donor pulling out unexpectedly, say, or essential materials jumping in price—in what may be a new area of endeavor for its founders. Richard Nalley, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2023 Don’t take my word for it, though; ask around, see how many people’s families don’t talk, don’t mark special days, don’t bother calling at all. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 The Klan recruited in Neshoba County to such a degree that its opponents quietly warned newcomers not to accept any fish-fry invitations without first asking around. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 If the center’s hours don’t work with your schedule, don’t be afraid to ask around in your community for clinics or initiatives like Latin-19 that may have alternate hours. Caitlin Pagán, Verywell Health, 18 Sep. 2023 Curators asking around about him were advised to stay away. Alex Traub, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 There's likely a neighborhood in your town known for fantastic light displays, so ask around where to go, says Woroch. Mia Taylor, Parents, 3 Sep. 2023

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“Ask around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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