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look

noun
 
 
/lʊk/
SEE [C] B1 an act of looking at someone or something: [usually singular] Take a look at these pictures. You've got your photos back - can I have a look?Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
have/take a look B1 to try to find something: I've had a look in the drawer but I can't find your passport.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveSearching
FACE [C] B2 an expression on someone's face: She had a worried look about her. She gave me a questioning look.The head and face
FASHION [no plural] a style or fashion: the new look for the summerFashionModern and fashionableModern and fashionable
the look of sb/sth B2 the appearance of someone or something: I like the look of that new music programme they're advertising.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
sb's looks a person's appearance, especially how attractive they are → See also good looksPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
(Definition of look noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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