look-over

[ look-oh-ver ]
/ ˈlɒɒkˌoʊ vər /

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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Example sentences from the Web for look-over

  • He takes a kind of look-over at Hod, no collar nor nothing, and that sleazy coat of his'n.

    The Broken Gate|Emerson Hough

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
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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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