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    look
    [lo͝ok]
    verb
    look (verb) · looks (third person present) · looked (past tense) · looked (past participle) · looking (present participle)
    1. direct one's gaze toward someone or something or in a specified direction:
      "people were looking at him" · "they looked up as he came into the room" · "Lynn immediately looked down, her face scarlet" · "he thought she wasn't looking"
      • (of a building or room) have a view or outlook in a specified direction:
        "the principal rooms look out over Nahant Bay"
      • ascertain with a quick glance:
        "people finishing work don't look where they're going"
      • attempt to find someone or something:
        "I can't find them—I've looked everywhere"
      • dated
        express or show (something) by one's gaze:
        "Poirot looked a question"
    2. (look at)
      think of or regard in a specified way:
      "I look at tennis differently from some coaches"
      • examine (a matter, especially a problem) and consider what action to take:
        "a committee is looking at the financing of PBS"
    3. have the appearance or give the impression of being:
      "her father looked unhappy" · "the home looked like a prison"
      • informal
        (look like)
        show a likelihood of:
        "it doesn't look like you'll be moving to Brooklyn"
      • (look oneself)
        appear one's normal, healthy self:
        "he just didn't look himself at all"
    4. (look to)
      rely on to do or provide something:
      "she will look to you for help"
      • hope or expect to do something:
        "universities are looking to expand their intakes"
      • archaic
        take care; make sure:
        "Look ye obey the masters of the craft"
    noun
    look (noun) · looks (plural noun)
    1. an act of directing one's gaze in order to see someone or something:
      "let me get a closer look"
      • an expression of a feeling or thought by directing one's gaze:
        "Brenton gave me a funny look"
      • a scrutiny or examination:
        "the government should be taking a look at the amount of grant the council receives"
    2. the appearance of someone or something, especially as expressing a particular quality:
      "the bedraggled look of the village"
      • (looks)
        a person's facial appearance considered aesthetically:
        "he had charm, good looks, and an amusing insouciance"
      • a style or fashion:
        "Italian designers unveiled their latest look"
    exclamation
    1. used to call attention to what one is going to say:
      "“Look, this is ridiculous.”"
    Origin
    Old English lōcian (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to German dialect lugen.
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    verb
    1. direct one's gaze toward someone or something or in a specified direction:
      Opposite:
      • (of a building or room) have a view or outlook in a specified direction:
        command a view
    2. think of or regard in a specified way:
    3. have the appearance or give the impression of being:
      seem to be
      appear to be
      have the appearance/air of being
      give the impression of being
      give every appearance/indication of being
      look to be
      present as being
      strike someone as being
      look similar to
      have a look of
      have the appearance of
      remind one of
      put one in mind of
      make one think of
      be the image of
      have (all) the hallmarks of
      • rely on to do or provide something:
        resort to
        have recourse to
        avail oneself of
       
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