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look

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1 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling

  • you should have seen the look on your face when we yelled "Surprise!"
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2 an instance of looking especially briefly

  • she gave the junk mail a quick look before throwing it in the wastebasket
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3 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality

  • the bride's father has the look of a prosperous businessman
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cut of one's jib


look

Synonyms and Antonyms of look

1 to give the impression of being

  • it looks like it might rain
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2 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion)

  • the music teacher looked her displeasure with a fierce frown
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give air to, put forth

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3 to have in mind as a purpose or goal

  • they were looking to make a fast buck
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aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], intend, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose

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figure on

Synonym Discussion of look

expect, hope, look mean to await some occurrence or outcome. expect implies a high degree of certainty and usually involves the idea of preparing or envisioning.
    • expects to be finished by Tuesday
hope implies little certainty but suggests confidence or assurance in the possibility that what one desires or longs for will happen.
    • hopes to find a job soon
look, with to, implies assurance that expectations will be fulfilled
    • looks to a tidy profit from the sale
; with for it implies less assurance and suggests an attitude of expectancy and watchfulness.
    • look for rain when the wind shifts to the northeast

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