Idioms for look

Origin of look

before 900; (v.) Middle English lōk(i)en, Old English lōcian; cognate with Middle Dutch lœken, akin to dialectal German lugen to look out; (noun) Middle English loke act of looking, glance, countenance, derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR look

1 See watch.
6 See seem.
16 gaze, glance.
17 appearance, air.
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British Dictionary definitions for look back (1 of 2)

look back

verb (intr, adverb)

to cast one's mind to the past
never look back to become increasingly successfulafter his book was published, he never looked back
mainly British to pay another visit later

British Dictionary definitions for look back (2 of 2)

look
/ (lʊk) /

verb (mainly intr)

noun

sentence connector

an expression demanding attention or showing annoyance, determination, etclook, I've had enough of this

Word Origin for look

Old English lōcian; related to Middle Dutch læken, Old High German luogen to look out

usage for look

See at like 1
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Idioms and Phrases with look back (1 of 2)

look back

1

Remember or think about the past, as in When Mom looked back on the early days of their marriage, she wondered how they'd managed with so little money. [Late 1500s]

2

not look back; never look back. Never show signs of interrupted progress, never return to past circumstances. For example, Once he'd won the Pulitzer Prize, he never looked back. [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with look back (2 of 2)

look

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