English version

seek somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseek somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verbLOOK FORto try to find someone or something, especially when this is difficult Our mission is to seek out the enemy and destroy them. seek→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
seek outIn which case, I may have to seek you out.Most jokes seem to seek me out.Leaders on Capitol Hill virtually put all other business on hold as it sought to hammer out a debt ceiling increase.Why, then, do so many experts seek to stamp out fear?Mones often sought me out for help with his written work.Why had Kingsley sought him out this morning, far out here in the bush?Christie and Geis also sought to find out why people differ on the Machiavellian scale.He sought her out with his hands but she pushed him away as if he would hurt her and no reassurance satisfied her.
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Verb table
seek
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyseek
he, she, itseeks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysought
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sought
he, she, ithas sought
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sought
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill seek
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sought
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam seeking
he, she, itis seeking
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you, we, theyare seeking
Past
I, he, she, itwas seeking
you, we, theywere seeking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been seeking
he, she, ithas been seeking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been seeking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be seeking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been seeking
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