look-see
noun Date: 1883 a general survey ; evaluation, inspection

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  • look-see — noun singular AMERICAN INFORMAL an act of looking at or checking something quickly: have/take a look see: I m not sure I locked the door. I d better go back and have a look see …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • look-see — (n.) inspection, 1865, Pidgin like formation [OED], and first used in representations of English as spoken by Chinese, from LOOK (Cf. look) (v.) + SEE (Cf. see) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • look-see — /look see /, n. Informal. a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look see. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • look-see — look′ see n. Informal. a usu. quick visual inspection or survey; look: to have a look see[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • look-see — [look′sē΄] n. Informal a quick look or inspection …   English World dictionary

  • look-see — n [singular] informal a quick look at something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • look-see — Slang expression meaning Business Review . (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • look-see — n. a look; a visual examination. □ Let’s go and have a look see at this monster of yours. □ Take a look see at this one and see if you like it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • look-see — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: look (II) + see, v. : a general survey : a tour of inspection : investigation my quick look see at a large and complicated situation Survey Graphic animals … will stir in their hibernation and venture out for a stretch… …   Useful english dictionary

  • look-see — noun (C) AmE informal a quick look at something: have a look see: Can you wait a minute? I just want to have a look see …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • look-see — /ˈlʊk si/ (say look see) Colloquial –noun 1. → look (def. 14). –phrase 2. go and (or have a) look see, to go somewhere to examine something …   Australian English dictionary

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