cast about Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cast about

(also cast around)
phrasal verb with cast  us   /kæst/ verb [T] (past tense and past participle cast)
to ​search in many different ​places for something that you need: She ​spentyears casting about for a ​career.
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