look over

look over
transitive verb Date: 14th century to inspect or examine especially in a cursory way

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • look-over — n. a swift cursory examination or inspection; as, I gave the car a quick look over. Syn: once over. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • look over — look (something) over to examine something carefully. Epstein poked through the stuff inside, carefully picking each thing up and looking it over from all angles. She had her own lawyer look over the agreement …   New idioms dictionary

  • look-over — /look oh veuhr/, n. a brief or superficial examination or reading. [1905 10; n. use of v. phrase look over] * * * …   Universalium

  • look over — ► look over inspect (something) to establish its merits. Main Entry: ↑look …   English terms dictionary

  • look over — index check (inspect), examine (study), frisk, overlook (superintend), peruse, review …   Law dictionary

  • look over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms look over : present tense I/you/we/they look over he/she/it looks over present participle looking over past tense looked over past participle looked over 1) to examine something, usually quickly He d been… …   English dictionary

  • look over — phr verb Look over is used with these nouns as the object: ↑glasses, ↑see, ↑spectacles …   Collocations dictionary

  • look over — (smth) inspect, survey or examine Please take some time to look over these documents before you sign them …   Idioms and examples

  • look over — look (someone) over to examine someone very carefully. She looked him over, noticing his bruised face and dirty jacket. The old man remained silent for a moment while he continued to look John up and down …   New idioms dictionary

  • look over — Synonyms and related words: autopsy, canvass, check, check out, check over, check up on, contemplate, examine, eye, face upon, front on, give an examination, give the eye, give the once over, give upon, go over, hard look, inspect, leer, leer at …   Moby Thesaurus

  • look over — {v.} To look at and try to learn something about; look at every part or piece of or at every one of; examine; inspect; study. * /I looked hurriedly over the apples in the basket and took one that looked good./ * /Mrs. Jones spent the evening… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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