: a chance of success
: a quick pass in football to a receiver running diagonally toward the center of the field

Examples of look-in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The third game tonight, between Texas and Colorado State, is scheduled to tip at 6:50 p.m. 13:49: UNC has opened an 18-point lead, and another live look-in is on the big screen during a Wagner timeout. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 22 Mar. 2024 The fact that Scorsese and Eric Roth’s adapted screenplay didn’t get a look-in. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of look-in was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Look-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look-in. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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