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root around (somewhere)

informal (UK also root about (somewhere), root round (somewhere))
phrasal verb with root uk   us   /ruːt/ verb
to search for something, especially by looking through other things: She was rooting around in her drawer for a pencil.
(Definition of root around (somewhere) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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