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ask for sb

verb uk phrasal verb with ask   /ɑːsk/ us    /æsk/
to say that you would like to see or speak to someone: A young man was here asking for you this morning.
Translations of “ask for sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 找(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 找(某人)…
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