cast about

verb
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of cast about

: to look around : seek
  • cast about for a seat
: to lay plans concerning : contrive
  • cast about how he was to go

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First Known Use of cast about

1575

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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