ask around

Definition of ask 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.

Word by Word Definitions

ask play
  1. : to call on for an answer

  2. : to put a question about

  3. : speak, utter

  1. : something asked for, requested, or required of someone

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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