- a brief glance.
- a short visit.
- Football. a quick pass play in which the ball is thrown to a receiver running a short diagonal pattern across the center of the field.
Origin of look-in
First recorded in 1840–50; noun use of verb phrase look in
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Examples from the Web for look-in
A chapter on the metaphysical poets is four-fifths Donne to one-fifth Herbert, with Marvell failing to get a look-in.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
With you around nobody else has a look-in at the 'handsome' game.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
I do give them a look-in forward every now and then, but it's precious little I can do for them.The Shadow-Line
Hold 'em to that, and you'll have a look-in at a big game, soon.Baseball Joe in the Big League
Get out of the ether and give some other wireless sharps a look-in!Jim Spurling, Fisherman
Albert Walter Tolman
But joy appears in thee again, like the look-in of the sunshine.Coaches and Coaching
- a chance to be chosen, participate, etc
- a short visit
- (intr, adverb often foll by on) to pay a short visit
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