Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)
Collocations are words that usually go together in English.
Here we are going to look at words that go with 'seek' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.
When you 'seek something' in this context, you ask for or try to obtain it.
If you are 'seeking something/somebody', you are looking for them in a determined or proactive manner.
Highly sought after
If something or somebody are 'highly sought after', they are in demand and considered to be rare or of particularly high quality.
You are likely only to hear this in relation to a heat-seeking missile, used by the military to shoot down planes and other incoming missiles. The missiles track and chase the heat (infrared radiation) emitted by the plane or enemy missile until they hit it and destroy it. In a figurative sense, you might be able to speak about a person acting like a heat-seeking missile, maybe in a situation where a football or rugby player tackles an opponent; or even in a workplace situation where you are talking about someone furiously pursuing a promotion or some other goal.
These are some of the collocations you can make with 'seek'. Can you think of any others?