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look

  

      vb   mainly intr  
1    often foll by: at   to direct the eyes (towards)  
to look at the sea     
2    often foll by: at   to direct one's attention (towards)  
let's look at the circumstances     
3    often foll by: to   to turn one's interests or expectations (towards)  
to look to the future     
4    copula   to give the impression of being by appearance to the eye or mind; seem  
that looks interesting     
5    to face in a particular direction  
the house looks north     
6    to expect, hope, or plan (to do something)  
I look to hear from you soon, he's looking to get rich     
7    foll by: for  
a    to search or seek  
I looked for you everywhere     
b    to cherish the expectation (of); hope (for)  
I look for success     
8    foll by: to  
a    to be mindful (of)  
to look to the promise one has made     
b    to have recourse (to)  
look to your swords, men!     
9    to be a pointer or sign  
these early inventions looked towards the development of industry     
10    foll by: into   to carry out an investigation  
to look into a mystery     
11    tr   to direct a look at (someone) in a specified way  
she looked her rival up and down     
12    tr   to accord in appearance with (something)  
to look one's age     
13    look alive or lively   hurry up; get busy  
14    look daggers      See       dagger       4  
15    look here   an expression used to attract someone's attention, add emphasis to a statement, etc.  
16    look sharp or smart   imperative   to hurry up; make haste  
17    not look at   to refuse to consider  
they won't even look at my offer of £5000     
18    not much to look at   unattractive; plain  
      n  
19    the act or an instance of looking  
a look of despair     
20    a view or sight (of something)  
let's have a look     
21    often pl   appearance to the eye or mind; aspect  
the look of innocence, I don't like the looks of this place     
22    style; fashion  
the new look for summer     
      sentence connector  
23    an expression demanding attention or showing annoyance, determination, etc.  
look, I've had enough of this        (See also)        look after       look back       look down       look forward to       look-in       look on       lookout       look over       look through       look up  
     (Old English locian; related to Middle Dutch læken, Old High German luogen to look out)  
See at like  


look after  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to take care of; be responsible for  
she looked after the child while I was out     
2    to follow with the eyes  
he looked after the girl thoughtfully     
look back  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to cast one's mind to the past  
2    to never look back   to become increasingly successful  
after his book was published, he never looked back     
3      (Chiefly Brit)   to pay another visit later  
look down  
      vb  
1    intr, adv; foll by: on or upon   to express or show contempt or disdain (for)  
2    look down one's nose at  
Informal   to be contemptuous or disdainful of  
look forward to  
      vb   intr, adv + prep   to wait or hope for, esp. with pleasure  
look-in   Informal  
      n  
1    a chance to be chosen, participate, etc.  
2    a short visit  
      vb  
  look in  
3    intr, adv; often foll by: on   to pay a short visit  
look on  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to be a spectator at an event or incident  
2    prep     (Also)    look upon   to consider or regard  
she looked on the whole affair as a joke, he looks on his mother-in-law with disapproval     
  looker-on      n  
look over  
      vb  
1    intr, prep   to inspect by making a tour of (a factory, house, etc.)  
we looked over the country house     
2    tr, adv   to examine (a document, letter, etc.)  
please look the papers over quickly     
      n  
  lookover  
3    an inspection: often, specifically, a brief or cursory one  
look-see  
      n  
Informal   a brief inspection or look  
look through  
      vb  
1    intr, prep or tr, adv   to examine, esp. cursorily  
he looked through his notes before the lecture     
2    intr, prep   to ignore (a person) deliberately  
whenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him     
look up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to discover (something required to be known) by resorting to a work of reference, such as a dictionary  
2    intr   to increase, as in quality or value  
things are looking up     
3    intr; foll by: to   to have respect (for)  
I've always wanted a girlfriend I could look up to     
4    tr   to visit or make contact with (a person)  
I'll look you up when I'm in town     
New Look  
      n   the. a fashion in women's clothes introduced in 1947, characterized by long full skirts  
wet look  
      n   a shiny finish given to certain clothing and footwear materials, esp. plastic and leather  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
n.
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
low; cheap, dirty, sluttish (as behavior and/or look)
exp.
intensifying expression, often used with "look"
he looked for all the world as if he was going to cry: il avait vraiment l'air d'être sur le point de pleurer
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
n.
an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
adj.
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
stereotypical belief that disconsiders in terms of intellectual and physical qualities women who stay home to look after their children
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)

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