look on

verb
looked on; looking on; looks on

Definition of look on

intransitive verb

: watch sense 3b looked on anxiously from the sidelines

First Known Use of look on

circa 1568, in the meaning defined above

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“Look on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20on. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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