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Main Entry: 1look
Pronunciation: 'luk
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lOcian; akin to Old Saxon lOcOn to look
Date: before 12th century
transitive verb
1 : to make sure or take care (that something is done)
2 : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes <look what I brought you>
3 a : to exercise the power of vision upon : EXAMINE b archaic : to search for
4 a : EXPECT, ANTICIPATE <we look to have a good year> b : to have in mind as an end <looking to win back some lost profits>
5 archaic : to bring into a place or condition by the exercise of the power of vision
6 : to express by the eyes or facial expression
7 : to have an appearance that befits or accords with <looks her age>
intransitive verb
1 a : to exercise the power of vision : SEE b : to direct one's attention <look upon the future with hope> <look at the map> c : to direct the eyes <looked up from the newspaper>
2 : to have the appearance or likelihood of being : SEEM <it looks unlikely> <looks to be hard work>
3 : to have a specified outlook <the house looked east>
4 : to gaze in wonder or surprise : STARE
5 : to show a tendency <the evidence looks to acquittal>
synonym see EXPECT
- look after : to take care of
- look at
1 : CONSIDER 1 <looking at the possibility of relocating>
2 : CONFRONT, FACE <looking at a mandatory fine -- Cindy Kilass>
- look down one's nose : to view something with arrogance, disdain, or disapproval
- look for
1 : to await with hope or anticipation
2 : to search for : SEEK <looking for a new car>
- look forward : to anticipate with pleasure or satisfaction <looking forward to your visit>
- look into : EXPLORE 1a
- look the other way : to direct one's attention away from something unpleasant or troublesome
- look to
1 : to direct one's attention to <looking to the future>
2 : to rely upon <looks to reading for relaxation>
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Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in  abut
\&\ as e in kitten
\&r\ as ur and er in  further
\a\ as a in ash
\A\ as a in ace
\ä\ as o in mop
\au\ as ou in out
\ch\ as ch in chin
\e\ as e in bet
\E\ as ea in easy
\g\ as g in go
\i\ as i in hit
I\ as i in ice
\j\ as j in job
\[ng]\ as ng in sing
\O\ as o in go
\o\ as aw in law
\oi\ as oy in boy
\th\ as th in thin
\th\ as th in the
\ü\ as oo in loot
\u\ as oo in foot
\y\ as y in yet
\zh\ as si in vision

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