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Past tense and past participle of seek.
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the past tense and past participle of seek
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v. sought, seek•ing. v.t.
1. to go in search or quest of.
2. to try to discover, as by studying.
3. to try to obtain: to seek fame.
4. to try or attempt (usu. fol. by an infinitive): to seek to convince a person.
5. to ask for; request: to seek advice.
6. Archaic. to search or explore.v.i.
7. to make inquiry.
[before 900; Middle English seken, Old English sēcan, c. Old Frisian sēka, Old Saxon sōkian, Old High German suohhen (German suchen), Old Norse sŒkja, Gothic sōkjan]
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|Adj.||1.||sought - that is looked for; "the long sought relatives"|
|2.||sought - being searched for; "the most sought-after item was the silver candelabrum"|
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
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