transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado sought)
- 1.1 (search for) [formal] [person/object] buscar* they set sail to seek a new route to the Indies zarparon en busca de una nueva ruta a las Indias the reason is not far to seek [literary/literario] el motivo es obvioMore example sentences1.2 (try to obtain) [work/shelter/companionship] buscar*; [solution/explanation] tratar de encontrar, buscar* she was seeking revenge quería vengarse he went to London to seek his fortune se fue a Londres a probar fortuna she's always seeking attention siempre está tratando de llamar la atención
More example sentences1.3 (request) [approval/help] pedir* we had to seek the advice of a specialist tuvimos que asesorarnos con un especialista, tuvimos que consultar a un especialista
- Clubs and societies all over the country are organising fundraisers and shops and pubs have buckets organised that they don't need to shake or rattle - customers seek them out to make their donation.
- Many cards were outdated as people moved to new jobs, forcing him to seek them out before starting all over again.
- Rather, such evidence is not unearthed because of the lack of the will to seek it out.
More example sentences1.4 (try to bring about) [formal] [reconciliation] buscar*, tratar de lograr to seek to +
- The situation facing some women upon their release, however, is so desolate that they have returned to the prison seeking food and shelter.
- Widespread logging destroyed winter shelter, while lumber-jacks sought the lean meat.
- Dom raced back to Don and explained that there was a boy who sought food and shelter.
- I've tried to get him to accept my advice that he should seek medical help, but he persists.
- Following advice from a teacher, Smriti sought medical help but the doctor did not tell her that her son was suffering from schizophrenia.
- People concerned should seek medical attention when early symptoms set in.
infinitive/infinitivotratar de+ infinitive/infinitivo, intentar + infinitive/infinitivothey sought to overthrow the government trataron de or intentaron derrocar al gobiernoMore example sentences1.5 (move towards) buscar* plants seek the light las plantas buscan la luz
- They are an incredibly valuable resource to a transforming Army that has desired and sought adaptive capacity in its leaders.
- As such, only verbal consent was sought and obtained.
- In none of the transfer cases which have been cited to us had the consent of the man been sought or obtained.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [formal] buscar* to seek
for/ aftersth ir* en pos de algo [literary/literario], ir* en busca de algo
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