ask for

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ask for (third-person singular simple present asks for, present participle asking for, simple past and past participle asked for)

  1. to request
    I asked for a glass of water.
  2. (idiomatic) To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
    If you keep on speeding, you are asking for trouble.

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