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look-over

[ look-oh-ver ]
/ ˈlɒɒkˌoʊ vər /
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noun
a brief or superficial examination or reading.
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Origin of look-over

First recorded in 1905–10; noun use of verb phrase look over
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British Dictionary definitions for look-over

look over

verb
(intr, preposition) to inspect by making a tour of (a factory, house, etc)we looked over the country house
(tr, adverb) to examine (a document, letter, etc)please look the papers over quickly
noun lookover
an inspection: often, specifically, a brief or cursory one
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with look-over

look over

Also, look up and down. Examine or inspect something or someone. For example, Jerry was looking over the books when he found an error, or They looked the new boy up and down. The first expression dates from the mid-1400s, the variant from the late 1800s.

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