look the other way Definition
- 1a. A route, entrance or exit, etc that provides passage or access somewhere;
- Thesaurus: road, trail, walk, highway (
2. The route, road or direction taken for a particular journey.
3. A track or road.
4. Used in street names.
- Form: Way
- Example: a one-way street
- Example: a two-way radio
- Example: the wrong way up
- Example: the other way round
- Example: a little way ahead
- Example: if you're round our way
10. A means or method of doing something.
- Thesaurus: means, method, mode, plan, technique, design, system, procedure, process, contrivance, step, idea, policy.
12. Customs or rituals.
- Form: ways
14. A habit or routine.
15. A typical pattern or course.
- Example: It's always the way
- Example: different ways of looking at it
- Example: correct in some ways
19. A state or condition.
21. Progress; forward motion.
- Example: made their way through the crowds
- Headway; progress or motion through the water.
- Example: made little way that day
- The machined surfaces of the top of a lathe bed on which the carriage slides.
- Form: ways
- The framework of timbers on which a ship slides when being launched.
- 1. colloq
- Far; a long way.
- Example: met way back in the 60s
- On or to the other side of something, eg a street.
- Example: I just live across the way
- To make a start on a journey.
- Incidentally; let me mention while I remember.
- As a form or means of ....
- Example: He grinned by way of apology
- By the route that passes through it.
- Said of an opportunity, etc: to become available to them, especially unexpectedly.
- To divide it into three or four, etc parts.
- To do, get or have what one wants, often as opposed to what others want.
- To collapse or subside.
- To fail or break down under pressure, etc.
- To yield to persuasion or pressure.
To have sexual intercourse with them.
- To do or behave as one likes, especially in a manner different from others.
- To make special efforts; to do more than is needed.
- Said eg of circumstances: to favour them.
- To be good at dealing with them.
To have an attractive manner.
- To benefit from two actions, situations or arguments, etc, each of which excludes the possibility or validity, etc of the others.
- To get one's way in something or everything, especially with disregard for the advice or opinions of others.
In a poor or serious condition; unhealthy.
With enthusiasm; on a large or grandiose scale.
- From a certain viewpoint; to some extent.
- As far as it etc goes; within limits.
- Not at all.
- In the nature of it.
- Example: not much in the way of cash
- To act as a guide or inspiration to others.
- To accustom oneself to one's new environment or duties, etc.
- To ignore or pretend not to notice something.
- To leave one's intended or known route by mistake.
- To go purposefully.
- To progress or prosper.
- Example: making her way in life
- To stand aside, or make room, for them or it.
- To be replaced by them or it.
- That's certain; no doubt about it.
- Becoming unfashionable.
- Progressing towards ....
- Example: well on the way to becoming a millionaire
- Considering certain aspects or features, etc of something.
- Example: It's been a good year, one way and another
- Situated so as not to hinder or obstruct anyone.
- Remote; in the middle of nowhere.
- To pay one's own debts and living expenses.
- To kill them.
- To contrive to make it available to them.
- To be able and willing to do it.
- A formula of encouragement or approval.
- The manner or tendency of a person's feelings or wishes, etc.
- Example: Do you really want it this way?
- Example: I didn't know you felt that way
- In motion; progressing.