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seekverb

uk   us   /siːk/ (sought, sought) formal

seek verb (SEARCH)

B2 [T] to try to find or get something, especially something that is not a physical object: "Are you actively seeking jobs?" she asked. Hundreds of dissidents are seeking refuge/asylum in the US embassy.B2 [T] to ask for advice, help, approval, permission, etc.: Legal advice should be sought before you take any further action.
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seek verb (TRY)

C2 [I + to infinitive] to try or attempt: They sought to reassure the public.
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-seeking
suffix uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
A lot of bad behaviour is attention-seeking on the part of mixed-up kids.
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