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"seek" in British English

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seekverb

uk   /siːk/ 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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-seeking
suffix uk   / -siː.kɪŋ/ us   / -siː.kɪŋ/
A lot of bad behaviour is attention-seeking on the part of mixed-up kids.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of seek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seekverb

us   /sik/ past tense and past participle sought /sɔt/
  • seek verb (SEARCH)

[T] to search for something or try to find or obtain something: She is actively seeking work. The government is seeking ways to reduce the cost of health care.
[T] If you seek advice/approval/help/permission, you ask for it: They suggested she seek advice from the legal department.
  • seek verb (TRY)

[+ to infinitive] to try or attempt: They sought to reassure people that their homes would be safe from the flood.
(Definition of seek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"seek" in Business English

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seekverb [T]

uk   /siːk/ us   sought, sought formal
to try to find or get something: seek advice/helpseek to do sth The investment objective of the fund is to seek to achieve long-term growth. The unemployment rate among disabled people seeking work stands at 19%.
(Definition of seek from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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