From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook around (also look round British English) phrasal verb1LOOK FORto try to find something forJason’s going to start looking around for a new job.2look around/round (something)LOOK AT to look at what is in a place such as a building, shop, town etc, especially when you are walkingDo we have to pay to look around the castle?Let’s look round the shops. →look→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
look around• The speakerfinished her speech and looked round to see if there were any questions.• Alan put down his newspaper and looked around, "What was that noise?"look for• They're looking around for a decentapartment, not too far from the city.• Now he is looking around for a new challenge, the next big wave.• She got the bread out and looked around for a plate.• I filled it with hot water and looked around for a sponge.• I looked around for any enemy, such as kids, and was relieved; the place was abandoned.• She got control of herself, found Delaney pausing, and looking around for her.• As long as the tape ran I looked around for more work.• We're always looking around for new products to add to our list.• They look around for other explanations and ulteriormotives.• He looked around for somewhere to hang the wettowel.• I looked around for the changes that Leithen had mentioned.• Quickly introducing herself to the sister-in-charge, she looked around for the nearest unattendedpatient.look around/round (something)• Gasping for breath, Isabel managed to twist her head away from him and look around.• My heartsank as I looked around.• When they were gone, Petey crawled out and looked around.• Get all your benefitssorted out and then start looking around again.• I came and looked around and felt this campus is no different than the society at large.• In the silence Johnson looked around at the porch for any details he may have forgotten.• He looks around him at everybody watching.• Two old ladies look round in my direction.