Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “seek sb/sth out”

seek sb/sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with seek   /siːk/ (sought, sought) formal us  
to look for someone or something, especially for a long time until you find them or it: While he was at the library, Steve decided to seek out some information on accommodation in the area.
(Definition of seek sb/sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of seek sb/sth out?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Searching, but you might be interested in these topics from the Finding and losing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “seek sb/sth out”

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More