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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theylook around
he/she/itlooks around
present participlelooking around
past tenselooked around
past participlelooked around

or look round British

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] look around/round something to walk around a room, building, or place and see what is there

    Do you want to look around the school?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of look around
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to try to find something that you want or need
    look around for:

    We've started looking around for a house in Manchester.

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