cast\ around

• 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.

The teacher cast about for an easy way to explain the lesson.

Jane cast around for a good subject for her report.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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


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