Definition of prospect verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    prospect

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈprɑspɛkt//
     
    [intransitive]prospect (for something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prospect
     
    he / she / it prospects
     
    past simple prospected
     
    -ing form prospecting
     
     
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  1. 1to search an area for gold, minerals, oil, etc. Thousands moved to the area to prospect for gold.
  2. 2(figurative) to prospect for new clients
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