look for

[look for] {v.} 1. To think likely; expect.

We look for John toarrive any day now.

The frost killed many oranges, and housewivescan look for an increase in their price.

Bob wouldn't go for aride with the boys because he was looking for a phone call fromJulie.

2. To try to find; search for; hunt.

Fred spent all daylooking for a job.

Mary and Joe looked for the Smiths at theplay.

3. To do things that cause (your own trouble); make (trouble)for yourself; provoke.

Joe often gets into fights because he isalways looking for trouble.

If you say the opposite of everythingthat others say, you are looking for a quarrel.