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English definition of “look”

look

verb [L] (SEEM)   /lʊk/
to seem or appear to be: The roads look icy. That dress looks nice on you. He looked friendly. She looked like she hadn’t slept all night. He has started to look his age (= appear as old as he really is). It looks like (= It is likely that) we’ll be finished by January. It looks like snow (= It seems likely to snow).
(Definition of look verb (SEEM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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