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look at

Definition of look at

  1. 1 :  to think about or consider (something or someone) <The company is looking at the possibility of moving to a larger office.> <I just haven't looked at him as (being) a potential roommate.> <The way I look at it, you're wrong.> <Just look at Tim. If he can do it you can, too.>

  2. 2 :  to examine or study (someone or something) <You should have a doctor look at that bruise.> <I had the veterinarian look at my cat.>

  3. 3 :  to have (something bad or unpleasant) as a problem or possibility <If you're found guilty, you could be looking at five years in prison.>

  4. 4 :  to read (something or part of something) <I haven't looked at the newspaper today.> <Did you look at that fax yet?>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to make sure or take care (that something is done)

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance


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