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ask around

phrasal verb with ask uk   /ɑːsk/  us   /æsk/ verb
to ​ask a lot of different ​people in ​order to get ​information or ​help: Our babysitter's just ​moved away, so we're ​asking around for a ​replacement.
(Definition of ask around from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ask around

phrasal verb with ask  us   /æsk/ verb
to ​talk to several ​people in ​order to get or ​learn something: If you ask around I'm ​sure someone there can give you ​directions to the ​museum.
(Definition of ask around from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ask around”
in Chinese (Simplified) 四处打听, 多方询问…
in Chinese (Traditional) 四處打聽, 多方詢問…
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