Look - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lʊk|  American pronunciation of the word look
Brit.  |lʊk|  British pronunciation of the word look
- the feelings expressed on a person's face (syn: aspect, expression, face)
- the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually (syn: looking)
- physical appearance
- the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people (syn: feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell, spirit, tone)
- perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
- give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect (syn: appear, seem)
- have a certain outward or facial expression
- search or seek (syn: search)
- be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to (syn: face, front)
- take charge of or deal with (syn: attend, see)
- convey by one's expression
- look forward to the probable occurrence of (syn: await, expect, wait)
- accord in appearance with
- have faith or confidence in (syn: bank, bet, calculate, count, depend, reckon, rely, swear)


He looked straight ahead and kept walking.

When you take a walk, look around you.

She smiled at me and then looked away.

He looked back the way he had come.

Look both ways before you cross the street.

When I finally reached the top I was afraid to look down.

She looked from one person to the next.

They looked off into the distance.

He was looking over his shoulder.

Her new haircut makes her look young.

I don't think you left it here, but I'll take a look around for it.

I took a quick look, but he wasn't there.

She had a faraway look in her eyes.

Looking back the way we had come, we could see the whole valley spread out behind us.

Don't look round now, but I think we're being followed.

Phrasal verbs

look around  — look about oneself
look back  — look towards one's back
look on  — observe with attention
look out  — be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
look up  — seek information from

Word forms

I/you/we/they: look
he/she/it: looks
present participle: looking
past tense: looked
past participle: looked
singular: look
plural: looks
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