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look down

 (at someone or something)
1. to turn one's gaze downward at someone or something. She looked down at me and giggled at the awkward position I was in. She looked down and burst into laughter.
2. and look down one's nose at someone or something; look down on someone or something to view someone or something as lowly or unworthy. She looked down at all the waiters and treated them badly. They looked down on our humble food. Don't look down your nose at my car just because it's rusty and noisy.
See also: down, look

look down

v.
1. To view something from above: We looked down at the rocky coast and watched the waves crash onto the shore.
2. look down on To be situated so as to provide a view of something from above: The living room of my apartment looks down on a parking lot.
3. look down on To disapprove of something or someone: My boss looks down on tardiness. The landlord looked down on tenants who could not pay rent on time.
See also: down, look

look down

on/upon
To regard with contempt or condescension.
See also: down, look
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PRINCETON, NJ -- Most Americans reject the suggestion that any of the leading presidential candidates look down on the average American -- though more say it applies to Hillary Clinton (32%) than to Barack Obama (26%) or John McCain (22%).
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Reagan's God and Country fills in a gap left by many of President Ronald Reagan's biographers, which often overlook, minimize, or even look down upon his strong religious convictions.
As he came up to the line of scrimmage, I'd look down to check the white of his shoelaces and then dive right into them.
While you go about your business, hustling to work on the train or in a car, amid the swarming crowd, politicians look down from on high, drawing lines--of national boundaries and corporate connections--making decisions about right and wrong.
From these, people will look down on the intense activities below and choose to which to descend.
The white girls look down on Maizon because she is black ("You look like the lady who cleans my family's house.
Finally, individuals who look down at an angle appeal to kinesthetic sensations as they recollect what they felt or experienced.
Does this man look down in the ditch and say, "Ah, a Jew has been injured
She said she was unable to look down, and until recently, she was unable to get out of bed.
If I could be a tree, I'd be a ponderosa pine because you would be up above and could look down over everything
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