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look

 
pronunciation:
lUk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
look after, look around, look back, look down on, look down one's nose at, look for, look forward to, look in, look into, look on, look out, look out for, look out on, look over, look up, look up to, take a look
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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.
synonyms:
turn
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 ]
synonyms:
appear, seem
similar words:
come across, sound
definition 4: to face a certain direction.
The house looked north.
synonyms:
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.
synonyms:
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.
synonyms:
hunt, search
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give (one) a glance or gaze.
She looked me up and down.
synonyms:
inspect
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, look around, look back, look down on, look down one's nose at, look for, look forward to, look in, look into, look on, look out, look out for, look out on, look over, look up, look up to
 
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.
synonyms:
appearance
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?
synonyms:
search
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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