Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

seek out

seek out
Meaning(s)
1) look for and find
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • seek out new ways of doing things
  • Analysis
    To seek out something or someone means to search hard for a specific person or thing in order to find it. You can 'seek out information' for example, or 'seek out' the right person for a role you are trying to fill. When you use the phrasal verb speak out in usually refers to looking for something for a long extended period of time. This is a popular phrasal verb that can be used in professional and social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The scientists were tasked with seeking out new ways of treating the disease.
    2. She wanted to seek out the best designer in the city to work on her new apartment.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When the new project came up, the manager made an effort to seek out people who would work well together.
    2. If you didn't know how to solve a problem would you google it or seek out someone to help you?
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