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  1. seek
    IPA[sēk]
  2. verb

    • 1. attempt to find (something):

      they came here to seek shelter from biting winter winds
    • 2. attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something):

      the new regime sought his extradition her parents had never sought to interfere with her freedom
    • 3. ask for (something) from someone:

      he sought help from the police
    • 4. search for and find someone or something:

      it's his job to seek out new customers
    • 5. go to (a place):

      I sought my bedroom each night to brood over it
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: seek, 3rd person present: seeks, gerund or present participle: seeking, past tense: sought, past participle: sought

    • verb

      attempt to find (something):

      attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something):

    • past and past participle of seek
    • past and past participle of seek
    • noun

      the time taken for a disk drive to locate the area on the disk where the data to be read is stored.
    • lacking; not yet found
    • lacking; not yet found
    • used to instruct a retriever to go and look for game that has been shot
    • noun

      the time taken for a disk drive to locate the area on the disk where the data to be read is stored.
    • noun

      a children's game in which one or more players hide and the other or others have to look for them.
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