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English definition of “seek”

seek

verb (SEARCH)    /siːk/ (sought, sought) formal
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 .Searching B2 [T] to ask for advice , help , approval , permission , etc.: Legal advice should be sought before you take any further action .Making appeals and requests -seeking     /-ɪŋ/ suffix A lot of bad behaviour is attention -seeking on the part of mixed-up kids .Searching
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