look down
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to be in a position that affords a downward view 2. to regard with contempt ; despise — used with on or upon

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  • look-down — type of sea fish, 1882, from LOOK (Cf. look) (v.) + DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.). So called from facial structure …   Etymology dictionary

  • look-down — /look down /, n. the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light. Cf. look through. * * * …   Universalium

  • look down — v. 1) (d; intr.) to look down at; from ( to direct one s gaze down at ) (to look down at the beach from the balcony of the hotel) 2) (d; intr.) to look down on ( to despise ) (to look down on all forms of corruption) * * * [ lʊk daʊn] from (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • look-down — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: look down : the superficial appearance of paper as seen under reflected light compare look through * * * /look down /, n. the appearance of paper when inspected under reflected light. Cf. look through. * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • look down — verb Etymology: Middle English looken doun, from looken to look + doun down intransitive verb 1. a. : to direct one s gaze in a downward direction especially from an elevated position the gods looked down from on high …   Useful english dictionary

  • look-down — lookdown look down , look down look down , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A fish ({Selene vomer}) similar to the moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead; it was also called moonfish at one time. Syn: {Selene vomer}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • look down — phr verb Look down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barrel …   Collocations dictionary

  • look down — ‚lÊŠk‚daÊŠn n. appearance of paper when examined under reflected light; silvery carangid fish with a condensed body and eyes located on the top of its truncated forehead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Look-down/shoot-down — is a capability a radar system is said to possess if it is able to detect, track and lock a target moving below the horizon as seen by the radar. Look down/shoot down capability is an essential feature of modern airborne military radar systems.… …   Wikipedia

  • look down your nose at — informal phrase to think that you are better or more important than someone, or to think that something is not good enough for you Thesaurus: to not value something or someonesynonym Main entry: look * * * look down your nose at : to think of or… …   Useful english dictionary

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