look for

look for  {v.}
1. To think likely; expect.
We look for John to arrive any day now.
The frost killed many oranges, and housewives can look for an increase in their price.
Bob wouldn't go for a ride with the boys because he was looking for a phone call from Julie.
2. To try to find; search for; hunt.
Fred spent all day looking for a job.
Mary and Joe looked for the Smiths at the play.
3. To do things that cause (your own trouble); make (trouble) for yourself; provoke.
Joe often gets into fights because he is always looking for trouble.
If you say the opposite of everything that others say, you are looking for a quarrel.
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