look someone 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.


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  • 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 — /look/, v.i. 1. to turn one s eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes. 2. to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person. 3. to use… …   Universalium

  • look over someone's shoulder — look/watch/over someone’s shoulder phrase to watch carefully what someone is doing, especially so that you can criticize them I can’t concentrate with you looking over my shoulder all the time. Thesaurus: to watch someone or somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • look — [look] vi. [ME loken < OE locian, akin to OS lōkōn, OHG luogēn (Ger dial. lugen), to spy after, look for] 1. to make use of the sense of sight; see 2. a) to direct one s eyes in order to see b) to direct one s attention mentally upon something …   English World dictionary

  • look — look1 [ luk ] verb *** ▸ 1 direct eyes at someone/something ▸ 2 search for someone/something ▸ 3 have an appearance ▸ 4 seem ▸ 5 for saying how likely ▸ 6 making someone pay attention ▸ 7 face a direction ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to direct… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • look — look1 W1S1 [luk] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(see)¦ 2¦(search)¦ 3¦(seem)¦ 4¦(appearance)¦ 5 look daggers at somebody 6 look somebody up and down 7 look somebody in the eye 8 look down your nose at somebody/something 9 look the other way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • look — I [[t]l ʊk[/t]] USING YOUR EYES OR YOUR MIND ♦ looks, looking, looked (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB If you look in a particular direction, you direct your eyes… …   English dictionary

  • look — 1 /lUk/ verb 1 SEE (I) to turn your eyes towards something, so that you can see it: Sorry, I didn t see I wasn t looking. | If you look carefully you can see that the painting represents a naked man. (+ at): It s time we left, Ian said, looking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • look */*/*/ — I UK [lʊk] / US verb Word forms look : present tense I/you/we/they look he/she/it looks present participle looking past tense looked past participle looked 1) [intransitive] to direct your eyes towards someone or something so that you can see… …   English dictionary

  • look — 1. verb 1) Mrs. Wright looked at him Syn: glance at, gaze at, stare at, gape at, peer at; peep at, peek, take a look at; watch, observe, view, regard, examine, inspect, eye, scan, scrutinize …   Thesaurus of popular words

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