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[look-oh-ver] /ˈlɒɒkˌoʊ vər/

a brief or superficial examination or reading.


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  • Looks

    [loo k] /lʊk/ verb (used without object) 1. to turn one’s eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes. 2. to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person. 3. to use one’s sight or vision […]

  • Look-see

    [loo k-see] /ˈlʊkˌsi/ noun, Informal. 1. a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look-see. noun 1. (informal) a brief inspection or look n. “inspection,” 1865, “Pidgin-like formation” [OED], and first used in representations of English as spoken by Chinese, from look (v.) + see (v.).

  • Look sideways at

    Glance at suspiciously or amorously, as in I’m sure the detective was looking sideways at me, and it made me very nervous, or They were looking sideways at each other, and I don’t think it was innocent. [ Mid-1800s ] Also see: look askance

  • Look someone in the face

    Also, look someone in the eye . Face someone directly and forthrightly. These expressions imply honesty—or at least the appearance of honesty—in what is said, as in Can you look me in the face and tell me you don’t want that prize? or John looked me in the eye and told me he didn’t break […]

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