To look in the face
Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster]

2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Looking my love, I go from place to place. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To expect. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition. [1913 Webster]

A spirit fit to start into an empire, And look the world to law. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To express or manifest by a look. [1913 Webster]

Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{To look daggers}. See under {Dagger}.

{To look in the face}, to face or meet with boldness or confidence; hence, sometimes, to meet for combat.

{To look out}, to seek for; to search out; as, prudent persons look out associates of good reputation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To stare in the face — Stare Stare (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster] I will stare him out of his wits. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. The law . . . stares them in the face …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fly in the face of — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • look in the eye — or[look in the face] {v. phr.} To meet with a steady look; to face bravely or without shame. * /Mary looked the gangster in the eye, and he turned away without hurting her./ * /John had looked death in the face many times./ * /We often believe a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look in the eye — or[look in the face] {v. phr.} To meet with a steady look; to face bravely or without shame. * /Mary looked the gangster in the eye, and he turned away without hurting her./ * /John had looked death in the face many times./ * /We often believe a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To look daggers — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look out — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look about — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look about one — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look after — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look at — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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