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English definition of “ask around”

ask around

phrasal verb with ask     /ɑːsk/ US  /æsk/ verb
to ask a lot of different people in order to get information or help: Our babysitter's just moved away, so we're asking around for a replacement.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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