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noun look pronunciation in American English /lʊk/
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] an act of looking at someone or something
    take/have a look at: Can I have a look at your new skateboard?
    take a good/close look (=look carefully): He got out of the car so he could take a closer look.
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  2. 2
    [countable] [usually singular] an expression that you have on your face or in your eyes
    a look on someone’s face: I could tell by the look on his face that he was not happy.
    a look in someone’s eyes: He had that look in his eyes that always meant trouble.
    give someone a look (=look at them in a particular way): She gave me a worried look.
    a dirty look (=an unfriendly look): I don’t know why he’s giving me such dirty looks.
    a look of surprise/horror/disgust etc.: She saw the look of surprise on Nicky’s face.
  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] the appearance that someone or something has
    have a...look about/to it: The town had a very run-down look about it.
    by the look(s) of: By the looks of him, he hadn’t had a bath for days.
    not like the look of someone/something (=think they look bad, unpleasant, etc.): I don’t like the look of him.
    1. a.


      [plural] the attractive appearance of someone, especially their face
      She’s got everything – looks, intelligence, and money.
      lose your looks: Even as she grew older, she never lost her looks.
    2. b.
      [countable] a particular style in clothes, furniture, etc.
      Let us help you to create a stylish modern look for your home.
  4. 4
    [countable] [usually singular] an act of thinking carefully about a problem or situation
    take/have a look at something: We need to take a look at the way we deal with orders.
    take a (long) hard look at something (=think very carefully and seriously about it): You seem to be permanently stressed out – I think you should take a long hard look at your life.
    take a fresh look at something (=think about it again in a different way): Insurance companies are taking a fresh look at Singapore’s earthquake risks.
  5. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] an act of searching for someone or something
    have a look for someone/something: I’ve left my watch somewhere – I’d better have a look for it.



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