cast about

verb
cast about; casting about; casts about

Definition of cast about

intransitive verb

: to look around : seek cast about for a seat

transitive verb

: to lay plans concerning : contrive cast about how he was to go

Examples of cast about in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make its legal case and advance its broader cause, the ACLU cast about for a suitable defendant. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 And as lawmakers and advocates cast about for solutions, there’s growing interest in an approach that’s relatively new on the policy scene: regulating algorithms themselves, or at least making companies more responsible for their effects. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2021 Matt is just as surprised as the rest of his Manifest cast about the show coming back to life. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 14 Sep. 2021 Since leaving the European Union 18 months ago, Britain has cast about for a place in the world. Mark Landler, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2021 Host Egypt Sherrod reminisces with the cast about the show’s eight seasons. Rodney Ho, ajc, 25 July 2021 Some even cast about for their next move, eager to keep the good times going. New York Times, 7 July 2021 In the video conversation, León confronted the director and cast about the lack of representation. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021 Some Democratic lawmakers noted the changes came after Florida Democrats cast about 680,000 more mail ballots than Republicans in November. Adam Brewster, CBS News, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of cast about

1575, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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12 Jan 2022

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“Cast about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20about. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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