English version

look at somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook at somebody/something phrasal verb1 LOOK ATto turn your eyes towards someone or something, so that you can see them The twins looked at each other and smiled.2 READto read something quickly in order to form an opinion of it I really can’t comment on the report – I haven’t had time to look at it yet.3 EXAMINEto examine something and try to find out what is wrong with it You should get the doctor to look at that cut. Can you look at my car? There’s a strange noise coming from the front wheel.4 THINK ABOUTto study and think about something, especially in order to decide what to do We need to look very carefully at ways of improving our efficiency.5 look at somebody/something spokenEXAMPLE used to mention someone or something as an example You don’t have to be smart to be good at music – look at Gary.6 THINK ABOUTto think about something in a particular way syn see I’d like to be friends again, but Richard doesn’t look at it that way.7 not much to look at informalUGLY if someone or something is not much to look at, they are not attractive look→ See Verb table
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not much to look atEdward's not much to look at, but he has a great personality.
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Verb table
look
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylook
he, she, itlooks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylooked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave looked
he, she, ithas looked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad looked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill look
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have looked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam looking
he, she, itis looking
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you, we, theyare looking
Past
I, he, she, itwas looking
you, we, theywere looking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been looking
he, she, ithas been looking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been looking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be looking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been looking
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