look-over

[ look-oh-ver ]
/ ˈlɒɒkˌoʊ vər /

noun

a brief or superficial examination or reading.

Origin of look-over

First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase look over

Definition for look over (2 of 2)

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 over (1 of 2)

look over

verb

(intr, preposition) to inspect by making a tour of (a factory, house, etc)we looked over the country house
(tr, adverb) to examine (a document, letter, etc)please look the papers over quickly

noun lookover

an inspection: often, specifically, a brief or cursory one

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

look over

Also, look up and down. Examine or inspect something or someone. For example, Jerry was looking over the books when he found an error, or They looked the new boy up and down. The first expression dates from the mid-1400s, the variant from the late 1800s.

Idioms and Phrases with look over (2 of 2)

look

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