If you look in on a person or place, you visit them for a short time, usually when you are on your way somewhere else.
If you look on while something happens, you watch it happening without taking part yourself.
If you look to someone or something for a particular thing that you want, you expect or hope that they will provide it.
If you look up a fact or a piece of information, you find it out by looking in something such as a reference book or a list .
If you look back, you think about things that happened in the past.
to express or show contempt or disdain (for)
to search or hunt for
You say look here when you are going to say something important to someone, especially when you are angry at what they have done or said .
If a person or organization is looking into a possible course of action, a problem, or a situation, they are finding out about it and examining the facts relating to it.
If you say or shout ' look out! ' to someone, you are warning them that they are in danger .
If you look something over, you examine it quite quickly in order to get a general idea of what it is like .
a brief inspection or look
to be outclassed
to think of ( as ); consider
that has a new appearance or has been revamped in some way
a shiny finish given to certain clothing and footwear materials, esp plastic and leather
If someone gives you a black look, they look at you in a way that shows that they are very angry about something.
If someone gives you a dirty look, they look at you in a way which shows that they are angry with you.
If you look after someone or something, you do what is necessary to keep them healthy, safe, or in good condition.
If you look ahead, you think about what is going to happen in the future and perhaps make plans for the future.
a person or thing that resembles or is made to resemble another, esp. another that is famous, prestigious, etc.
hurry up! get busy !
If you look around or look round a building or place, you walk round it and look at the different parts of it.
to hurry up; make haste
If you look askance at someone or something, you have a doubtful or suspicious attitude towards them.
to glare with hostility ; scowl
If you look through a group of things, you examine each one so that you can find or choose the one that you want .
look up to:
If you look up to someone, especially someone older than you, you respect and admire them.
look a sight:
to look untidy, ridiculous, etc.
look down on:
To look down on someone means to consider that person to be inferior or unimportant, usually when this is not true .
look in (on):
to pay a brief visit (to)
look out for:
If you look out for something, you pay attention to things so that you notice it if or when it occurs.
not look at:
to refuse to consider
the New Look:
a fashion in women's clothes introduced in 1947, characterized by long full skirts
look the part:
to dress or behave in the way that is characteristic of a particular kind of person
look a shadow of:
You use look when describing the appearance of a person or thing or the impression that they give.
look daggers at:
to look at with anger or hatred
look forward to:
If you look forward to something that is going to happen, you want it to happen because you think you will enjoy it.
a method of teaching beginners to read by memorizing and recognizing whole words, rather than by associating letters with sounds
look up and down:
to search everywhere
never look back:
to become increasingly successful
look (like) oneself:
to appear to be in normal health, spirits, etc.
look the other way:
to deliberately ignore something unpleasant, immoral, or illegal that is happening when you should be trying to deal with it or stop it from happening
to look one's best:
If you look your best, you are looking as smart and attractive as you can.
look after number one:
to selfishly put your own needs and interests before everyone else's
look sb up and down:
If someone looks you up and down, they direct their eyes from your head to your feet, in a rude and superior way and often as though they disapprove of you.
look to one's laurels:
to be on guard against one's rivals
look to your laurels:
to work hard or think seriously about what you are doing, in order to make sure that you continue to be successful