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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylook down on
he/she/itlooks down on
present participlelooking down on
past tenselooked down on
past participlelooked down on
  1. look down on someone/something to think that you are better or more important than someone else, or to think that something is not good enough for you

    She looks down on anyone who hasn't had a university education.

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