- the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.
Origin of look-through
First recorded in 1935–40
Also called see-through.
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Related Words for look throughscan, browse, inspect, scrutinize, skim, analyze, search, flash, examine, scour, check, read, study, regard, look, rumble, inquire, overlook, sweep, contemplate
- (intr, preposition or tr, adverb) to examine, esp cursorilyhe looked through his notes before the lecture
- (intr, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberatelywhenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
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