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verb look pronunciation in American English /lʊk/
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I/you/we/theylook
he/she/itlooks
present participlelooking
past tenselooked
past participlelooked
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to direct your eyes toward someone or something so that you can see them
    Looking closely you could see traces of gray in her hair.
    look at: Dan looked at his watch.
    Susannah looked at herself in the mirror.
    look down/away/through etc.: If you look through this window, you can see the cathedral.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to search for someone or something
    I don’t know where the keys are. I’ve looked everywhere.
    look for: I spent most of the morning looking for my passport.
    look through/under/in etc.: The burglar had looked through all the closets and bureaus.
  3. 3
    [linking verb] to have a particular appearance
    He looked about twenty.
    look like: “What does your brother look like?” “He’s tall and thin, with brown hair.”
    look as if/as though: Herbie looked as if he were going to cry.
    look happy/tired/funny etc.: He looked very funny in his hat.
    look important/strange/interesting etc.: An important-looking letter arrived for Dave.
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  4. 4
    [linking verb] to think about something in a particular way
    look at: John thinks that success is being rich, but I don’t look at it like that.
  5. 5
    [linking verb] to seem to be something
    That new movie looks good.
    Things were beginning to look a bit gloomy.
    look a fool/idiot etc.: You’ve made me look such an idiot!
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    [linking verb] used for giving your opinion about how likely it is that something will happen or be true
    look certain/unlikely etc. to do something: He looks certain to win the tournament.
    it looks like/it looks as if (=it seems likely that): It looks like Bill will be able to come too.
  7. 7
    [intransitive] [always in imperative] spoken used when you want someone to look at something surprising or interesting
    Look! There’s John!
  8. 8
    [intransitive] if a building or room looks in a particular direction, it faces that direction
    look north/south etc.: He strolled towards the huge windows that looked south across Manhattan.
    look out over something: My room looked out over the lake.

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