1 Usually, look at. see, observe, consider, contemplate, regard, view, survey, inspect, scrutinize, study, scan; pay attention, attend, notice, watch, witness; Literary behold, Slang US eyeball:
Look at what you've done! Look at the way I do it.
2 seem (to be), appear (to be):
That looks like a useful utensil. You certainly look healthy.
3 face, front (on), overlook, look out on:
The house looks over the sea at the back.
4 look after. care for, take care of, be responsible for, attend, mind, watch, serve, wait on, nurse, protect:
Rose will look after your house while you're away. I need someone to look after me
5 look down on or upon or US at. disdain, despise, contemn, scorn, disparage, derogate, spurn, sneer, misprize, Colloq turn one's nose up at, look down one's nose at:
They look down on anyone with less money.
6 look for.
(a) seek, demand, require:
We aren't looking for the same things in a person.
(b) hunt for, forage for, search for:
I am looking for a cup to match my set.
(c) expect, hope, anticipate, count on, reckon on:
I am looking for a better school report next term.
7 look forward to.
(a) anticipate, await, wait for:
I am looking forward to Sunday's match.
(b) expect, count or rely on or upon:
We were looking forward to your help.
8 look into. examine, study, investigate, inspect, delve into, dig into, probe, scrutinize, explore, go into, research, check (out), check into:
I shall have to look into the matter.
9 look out. be careful, be alert, be vigilant, be on the qui vive, be watchful, watch out, beware, pay attention, be on guard:
If you don't look out, you'll bang your head.
10 look over. look at, examine, read, scan, study, check (out or over), Slang US eyeball:
I haven't had a chance to look over the material you gave me.
11 look up. a seek, search for, hunt for, try to find, track or run down:
I meant to look up the etymology of 'picnic'.
(b) get in touch with, (tele)phone, ring (up), visit, call on, call up, look or drop in on, go to see:
I looked up a friend of mine when I was in Chicago.
(c) improve, get better, pick up, show improvement, progress, gain, make headway or progress:
He was pleased to see that business was looking up.
12 look up to. admire, regard highly, respect, esteem, honour, revere, extol, worship, idolize, venerate:
The boy really looks up to you.
13 gaze, glance:
Her look was inviting. He gave me a dirty look. Let me have a look at you
14 looks, appearance, aspect, bearing, manner, air, demeanour; expression, countenance, face, mien:
I just didn't like the look of the man. He had a nasty look.