cast about for something

cast about for something
cast about (for (something)) to try to find something.

She spent years casting about for a career before she opened her own restaurant.

Etymology: based on the idea of someone who fishes by casting (= throwing) a line or net in first one pool of water and then another

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • cast about for something — ˌcast aˈbout/aˈround for sth derived to try hard to think of or find sth, especially when this is difficult • She cast around desperately for a safe topic of conversation. • The authorities are clearly casting about for someone to blame.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast about for — cast about (for (something)) to try to find something. She spent years casting about for a career before she opened her own restaurant. Etymology: based on the idea of someone who fishes by casting (= throwing) a line or net in first one pool of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast around for something — ˌcast aˈbout/aˈround for sth derived to try hard to think of or find sth, especially when this is difficult • She cast around desperately for a safe topic of conversation. • The authorities are clearly casting about for someone to blame.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast about for — phrasal verb cast around for or cast about for [transitive] Word forms cast around for : present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for past tense cast around for past participle cast… …   English dictionary

  • cast about for — ˌcast a ˈround for ˌcast a ˈbout for british [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast about — (for (something)) to try to find something. She spent years casting about for a career before she opened her own restaurant. Etymology: based on the idea of someone who fishes by casting (= throwing) a line or net in first one pool of water and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cast about/around for — [phrasal verb] cast about/around for (something) : 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 [=seeking] someone to watch her son while she is at work. • • • Main …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast\ about — • cast about • cast around v literary 1. To look everywhere; search. The committee was casting about for an experienced teacher to take the retiring principal s place. 2. To search your mind; try to remember something; try to think of something.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast around for — phrasal verb cast around for or cast about for [transitive] Word forms cast around for : present tense I/you/we/they cast around for he/she/it casts around for present participle casting around for past tense cast around for past participle cast… …   English dictionary

  • cast about — verb search anxiously • Syn: ↑beat about, ↑cast around • Hypernyms: ↑research, ↑search, ↑explore • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

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