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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylook on
he/she/itlooks on
present participlelooking on
past tenselooked on
past participlelooked on
  1. 1

    look on


    look upon

    [transitive]look on/upon someone/something to think of someone or something in a particular way
    I look on it as a challenge.
    look on as: We’re not related but I look on him as a brother.
    look on with: Thirty years ago, kids would have looked on such music with contempt.
    1. a.
      not look kindly on/upon to not approve of something
      We don’t look kindly on people who cheat us.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to watch an activity or event without taking part in it
    Phil looked on in disbelief as Maggie got up on the table and started to dance.
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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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