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English definition of “look”

look

verb [I]
 
 
/lʊk/
be looking to do sth to plan to do something: Many Hong Kong manufacturers are looking to expand in the UK market.
I'm just looking said to a person working in a store when they offer to help you, but you want to continue looking at the products: 'Do you need any help?' 'I'm just looking, thank you.'
look good if something such as business, news, or a plan looks good, you think that it will succeed or that something good might happen: Margins are improving and the underlying business looks good. Strategically the deal looks good.
never look back to continue to be successful after having an earlier success: He says: 'I applied, got the job, and have never looked back.'
(Definition of look from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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