cast about/around for

phrasal verb

cast about/around for; casting about/around for; casts about/around for
: to look in many places for (something)
They cast about for new ways to make money on the farm.
She is still casting around for someone to watch her son while she is at work.

Examples of cast about/around for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hard-line leader has cast about for a strategy to end the wave of protests, with little success. Jim Heintz, chicagotribune.com, 29 Aug. 2020 The new programming concept comes as the big network Sunday shows have cast about for ways to stay relevant to viewers, including broadcasts that spotlight single topics and traveling outside Washington, D.C. for important interviews. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 22 Dec. 2023 Not to cast about for trends, but what do the movies of 2023 have against balding, flatulent, socially awkward teachers named Paul? Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Whether or not Friedkin knew that this movie would be his final work, there’s a temptation to cast about for deeper significance in his choice of material. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for cast about/around for 

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“Cast about/around for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20about%2Faround%20for. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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