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English definition of “look”

look

verb
 
 
/lʊk/
SEE [I] A1 to turn your eyes in the direction of something or someone so that you can see them: Look at the picture on page two. Look at me, Daddy! He was looking out of the window. I looked around and there she was.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptivePaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
SEARCH [I] A1 to try to find someone or something: I'm looking for my keys. I've looked everywhere but I can't find my bag.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveSearching
look nice/strange, etc; look like/as if A2 used to describe the appearance of a person or thing: That food looks nice. You look tired, my love. Do I look silly in this hat? She looks Italian or Spanish. He looked like a drug addict.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
it looks like; it looks as if B1 used to say that something is likely to happen: It looks like there'll be three of us. It looks as if he isn't coming.Possible and probable
be looking to do sth to plan to do something: I'm looking to start my own business.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
Look! something you say when you are annoyed and you want people to know that what you are saying is important: Look, I've had enough of your complaints. → See also look the partAngry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of look verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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