beat about


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Verb1.beat about - search anxiouslybeat about - search anxiously      
explore, research, search - inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"
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He then began to beat about, in the same language and in the same manner as if he had been beating for a hare; and at last cried out, "Soho