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[loo k-throo] /ˈlʊkˌθru/
the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.
Also called see-through.
Compare look-down.
Origin of look-through
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Let's look through the hold and see if there isn't someone here!

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • If the women are not there, Mrs. Duvall will look through the women's room.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • "Let me look through that a minute," said Captain Eri, when the rest had had their turn.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Next he showed them a pair of binoculars, teaching them how to look through them.

    The Hohokam Dig Theodore Pratt
  • It has the true flavor and makes me anxious to look through the Castle.

    Up the Forked River

    Edward Sylvester Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for look through

look through

(intransitive, preposition) or tr, adverb. to examine, esp cursorily: he looked through his notes before the lecture
(intransitive, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberately: whenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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