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look-through

[loo k-throo]
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noun
  1. the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.
Compare look-down.

Origin of look-through

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called see-through.
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British Dictionary definitions for look through

look through

verb
  1. (intr, preposition or tr, adverb) to examine, esp cursorilyhe looked through his notes before the lecture
  2. (intr, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberatelywhenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
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