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English definition of “root around (somewhere)”

root around (somewhere)

informal ( UK also root about (somewhere), root round (somewhere))
verb uk phrasal verb with root   /ruːt/ us  
to search for something, especially by looking through other things: She was rooting around in her drawer for a pencil.
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