[ loo k-in ]
/ ˈlʊkˌɪn /


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.

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

/ informal /


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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