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 on (1 of 2)

look on

verb (intr)

(adverb) to be a spectator at an event or incident
Also: look upon (preposition) to consider or regardshe looked on the whole affair as a joke; he looks on his mother-in-law with disapproval

Derived forms of look on

looker-on, noun

British Dictionary definitions for look on (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 on (1 of 2)

look on

1

Also, look upon. Regard in a certain way, as in I looked on him as a second father, or We looked upon her as a worthy successor. [Early 1600s]

2

Be a spectator, watch, as in She rode the horse around the ring as her parents looked on. [Late 1500s]

3

Also, look on with. Read from someone's book, paper, or music at the same time, as in I forgot my score; can I look on with you? [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with look on (2 of 2)

look

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