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look-through

[ look-throo ]
/ ˈlʊkˌθru /
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noun

the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also called see-through.
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Origin of look-through

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for look-through

look through

verb

(intr, preposition or tr, adverb) to examine, esp cursorilyhe looked through his notes before the lecture
(intr, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberatelywhenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
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