seek out

Definition of seek out

:to search for and find (someone or something)
  • His parents sought out the best doctors in the field.
  • White blood cells seek out and destroy infections.

Word by Word Definitions

seek play
  1. : to resort to : go to

  2. : to go in search of : look for

  3. : to try to discover

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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