look for someone Definition
verb looked, looking
1. To direct one's sight.
- Example: looked out of the window
- Thesaurus: observe, behold, peer, stare, take a gander (
- Example: She looked much younger than she was
- Example: She looked an absolute sight
- Thesaurus: appear, display, seem, resemble.
3. To face or be turned in a specified direction.
- Example: The window looks south
- Example: She was looking daggers at him
- Example: Just look what you've done!
- 1a. An act or the action of looking; a glance or view;
- Example: had a look through his photos
- Example: gave her an impatient look
- Thesaurus: stare, glimpse, examination.
- Example: She always has that tired look
- Example: She didn't like the looks of the restaurant
- Thesaurus: appearance, aspect, bearing, countenance, air, presence, mien, semblance.
- Form: looks (sometimes)
- Form: looks
- Example: went for a punk look
- Example: I'll have another look for that missing CD
6. Used as an exclamation to call for attention or to express protest
- Example: Look, you just can't behave like that!
- Example: Look here! What do you think you're doing?
- Form: Look here! (sometimes)
To be plain or unattractive.
Going by appearances.
- Example: By the look of him, he's in need of a rest
Going by how things stand at the moment.
- Example: By the look of things, we won't get this finished today
Said when dedicating a toast: let's drink to your continued health.
To disapprove of them or it; to treat them or it with contempt.
- To make an inspection of it.
- To appear to be the case that; to give the impression that.
- Example: looks as though she'd seen a ghost
- To seem probable.
- Example: looks like it will rain
- To appear to be similar to.
- Example: looks like her sister
- To seem to be.
- Example: He looks like a nice guy
- To seem to be as healthy as usual
- Example: He doesn't quite look himself yet, does he?
- To appear to be very well suited (to do or be something).
- Example: In the yellow lizard costume, he really did look the part
- Said usually of a female: to be extremely attractive.
- Example: The bride looked an absolute picture
To ignore them on purpose.
To hurry up.
- Example: We'd better look sharp if we're going to be there for seven
- To take in someone's entire appearance.
- To continue to make progress or to prosper.
- Example: After the operation he never looked back
- To feel acutely embarrassed.
Phrasal Verb: look after someone or something
- To attend to or take care of them or it.
- To consider what will happen in the future.
- To hunt about for something.
- To turn the eyes in a certain direction so as to see; to use one's sight.To think about something.
- Example: We have to look at all the implications
- Example: never looked at another woman
- Example: His lawyer said he was looking at five years for the robbery
- To think about the past; to reminisce.
- To consider them or it inferior or contemptible.
- To search for them or it;To be hoping for it.
- Example: He was looking for around £100 for the bike
- To anticipate it with pleasure.
- To visit them briefly.
- To investigate it.
- To watch without taking part.
- To think of or consider them or it in that way.
- Example: Look on it as a bonus
- Example: You should look upon me as a friend
- To keep watch and be careful;Used as an exclamation warning of imminent danger. See also lookout.
- To find it by searching.
- Example: I'll look out that magazine for you
- To be alert about finding them or it.To protect.
- Example: He has always looked out for his younger brother
- To check it cursorily or quickly.
- Example: looked over her daughter's homework
- To read or examine it.
- To rely on, turn to or refer to them or it.
- Example: looked to her for support
- To show signs of improving.
- Example: The weather's looking up at last
- To visit or get in touch with them.
- Example: I'll look you up when I'm next in town
- To search for (an item of information) in a reference book.
- To respect their behaviour, opinions, etc.