[loo k-in]


a brief glance.
a short visit.
Football. a quick pass play in which the ball is thrown to a receiver running a short diagonal pattern across the center of the field.

Nearby words

  1. look up and down,
  2. look up to,
  3. look who's talking,
  4. look-alike,
  5. look-down,
  6. look-over,
  7. look-see,
  8. look-through,
  9. lookalike,
  10. lookdown

Origin of look-in

First recorded in 1840–50; noun use of verb phrase look in

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British Dictionary definitions for look-in



a chance to be chosen, participate, etc
a short visit

verb look in

(intr, adverb often foll by on) to pay a short visit
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