from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to try to find; to search by various means or ways.


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  • But the wind and sea getting up again very badly he was obliged to beat about all night in a very unpleasant situation, with only three sailors who could be relied upon, and a rabble of gaol-birds and longshoremen who were of little use in a tempest but to draw lots and vow pilgrimages.

    Christopher Columbus


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