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cast about

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cast around

vb
(intr, adverb) to make a mental or visual search: to cast about for an idea for a book.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cast about - search anxiouslycast 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"

cast

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
3. To send out heat, light, or energy:
4. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
5. To ascertain by mathematics:
6. To combine (figures) to form a sum:
add (up), foot (up), sum (up), tot (up), total, totalize.
phrasal verb
cast about
To try to find something:
phrasal verb
cast out
To rid one's mind of:
noun
1. An act of throwing:
2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
3. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:
4. The external outline of a thing:
5. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
7. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:
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