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ask around

verb uk phrasal verb with ask   /ɑːsk/ us    /æsk/
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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