Meaning of “look in” in the English Dictionary

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look in

phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us /lʊk/ verb

to visit a person for a short time, usually when you are on your way somewhere else:

I thought I might look in on Bob on my way to the shops.
Can you look in on the kids before you go to bed?


uk /ˈlʊk.ɪn/ us /ˈlʊk.ɪn/ UK informal

(Definition of “look in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)