look over


looked over; looking over; looks over

transitive verb

: to inspect or examine especially in a cursory way

Examples of look over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, returning from the mosque, Mr. Newlands looks over at a group of girls playing with a ball just down the street. Ayen Deng Bior, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2024 The mayor’s proposal would also freeze numerous fire department positions, including 20 vacant paramedic jobs, as well as 10 positions in the Community Police Review Agency, which looks over police misconduct. Shomik Mukherjee, The Mercury News, 26 June 2024 While looking over a section of a Carver Museum wall, Whitaker examined a photo of a Juneteenth celebration at the park taken in the mid-1980s. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 19 June 2024 Other looks over the years are featured, showing how Dion’s style always seemed at once ahead of its time and of the moment. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for look over 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of look over was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Look over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20over. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

look over

: to inspect or examine usually in a hurried or careless way

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