take one look at

idiom

: to look at very briefly
We took one look at the weather and decided to stay home.

Examples of take one look at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In case our excitement isn't enough, take one look at the Amazon reviews to see just how much people love this vacuum. Hannah Jones, Country Living, 7 Aug. 2023 Your average hip-hop head may take one look at the self-deprecating, yet oddly charismatic, headliner (modestly outfitted in a white tee and cargos) and write him off as a patsy. Spin Staff, SPIN, 31 Dec. 2022 Just take one look at those Rotten Tomatoes scores above to understand that this one ought to be a hard pass for anyone looking for something of quality to enjoy. Andy Meek, BGR, 24 Sep. 2022 The cops would take one look at Emma’s pale, near lifeless body and arrest all three of them, Sean argues. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Jan. 2022 Just take one look at her Instagram and you’ll be hypnotized by her kaleidoscopic hair colors. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 July 2021 For proof, just take one look at Jennifer Lopez's most recent Instagram post, which is causing fans to slow their scroll and do a double take. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 5 Oct. 2020 But all that's needed to prove Schantz right is to take one look at Dadashov's debut. Briar Napier, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2020 The armed miscreants aboard the skiff take one look at the dazzling light and shield their eyes with cries of distress. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 10 Jan. 2011

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'take one look at.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near take one look at

Cite this Entry

“Take one look at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20one%20look%20at. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!