[ look-in ]
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  1. a brief glance.

  2. a short visit.

  1. 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

Words Nearby look-in

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How to use look-in in a sentence

  • We English have not a look-in when we are dealing with Americans, and yet France calls us a nation of shopkeepers.

    The Shuttle | Frances Hodgson Burnett

British Dictionary definitions for look-in


/ informal /

  1. a chance to be chosen, participate, etc

  2. a short visit

verblook in
  1. (intr, adverb often foll by on) to pay a short visit

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