a brief or superficial examination or reading.
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How to use look-over in a sentence
I felt Neil was always Neil, and you had to look over his shoulder to see Hedwig.A Tony Voter on Bryan Cranston’s Overrated LBJ, Neil Patrick Harris’s Underwhelming Hedwig | Michael Musto | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then, we would look over a place that on a September day in 1862 became hell on earth, but was now a pristine shrine to the dead.
We did look over the rental property, and I explained how we could accomplish the deed with the least resistance.Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad | Michael Daly | December 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are no smiles, and they rarely take their eyes off the witness box to look over at the defendant.Jerry Sandusky Trial, Day Four: ‘Was Mrs. Sandusky Home?’ | Diane Dimond | June 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I think a better judgment would be to look over the 260,000 cables and exclude those which on their surface are dangerous.
Let us look over these points again, and make the matter still clearer and more simple.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
As soon as he got back from the hunt, he went off to look over the farm to see if the hemp was growing well.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
It is rude to look over the shoulder of a person who is either reading or writing, yet it is done every day.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
You may open a book to look over the engravings, if you will, but do not attend to the letter-press until you are alone.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
From the bench you would look over the pool and up the slope through the orchard to the house entrance.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for look over
(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
an inspection: often, specifically, a brief or cursory one
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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