look blank

Be expressionless, appear dumbstruck or overwhelmed. For example, When I asked her how to get to the hospital, she looked blank. [c. 1700]


Nearby words

  1. look as if butter wouldn't melt,
  2. look askance,
  3. look back,
  4. look before you leap,
  5. look black,
  6. look daggers,
  7. look down,
  8. look down on,
  9. look for,
  10. look forward to

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