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parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
look after, look down one's nose at, look up, look for, look over
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: looks, looking, looked
definition 1: to use the eyes to see.
I looked at pictures in a magazine while I waited for the doctor.The boy was looking out the window instead of at the teacher.
similar words:
behold, blink, gawk, gaze, glance, glimpse, glower, leer, observe, ogle, peek, peep, peer, regard, see, sight, squint, stare, watch
definition 2: to turn one's glance, attention, or focus of interest in a particular direction.
Everybody, please look at the camera now and smile.I promise I'll look at the report tomorrow when I have a chance.He looked to his brother for help.She looked to her older friends for guidance.
similar words:
appeal, refer, resort, tend
definition 3: to seem or appear.
The situation looked bad.You look tired today.Her visa and other papers looked to be in order.[verb + infinitive ] It looks as if a storm is brewing.[it + verb + as if + clause ] There looks to be a problem down at the office.[there + verb + to be/infinitive ]
appear, seem
similar words:
come across, sound
definition 4: to face a certain direction.
The house looked north.
face, front
similar words:
overlook, scan
definition 5: consider or regard in a certain way (fol. by "at").
Let's look at this problem seriously now.The school looks at high student achievement as an indicator of good teaching.
consider, regard
definition 6: to search.
The police are looking everywhere for the missing child.I even looked behind my desk, but I couldn't find the document.
hunt, search
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give (one) a glance or gaze.
She looked me up and down.
similar words:
survey, view, watch
definition 2: to have an appearance in accordance with.
The room looked a complete mess.
similar words:
represent, resemble
phrase: look after
phrase: look down one's nose at
phrase: look up
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of looking; glance.
similar words:
blink, examination, gape, gaze, glance, glare, glimpse, glower, goggle, inspection, leer, ogle, once-over, peek, peep, perusal, scrutiny, sight, stare
definition 2: way of appearing.
It's a great car, but I still don't like the look of it.She has the look of a teenager now.
similar words:
air, aspect, bearing, cast, countenance, demeanor, expression, guise, manifestation, mien, seeming, semblance, texture
definition 3: a search.
Have a look for my gloves, will you?
similar words:
look-see, rummage
definition 4: (pl.) personal appearance; attractiveness.
They are too concerned about their looks.
similar words:
appearance, beauty
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phrase: look for
phrase: look over
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