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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.
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.
To regard with contempt or condescension.