try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of;
"The police are searching for clues"
"They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
be excited or anxious about
- He turned on the torch to look for his keys.
- As the tide receded we were able to look for shells.
- He began to look for another position immediately.
- Jane craned her neck to look for her mother in the crowd.
- He has come all the way from Leeds to look for a job.
- He is looking for a philosophy he can believe in.
- We shall be looking for an improvement in your work this term.