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look like someone or something
to resemble someone or something. You look like my cousin Fred. This one looks like an apple.
look like something
to give the appearance of predicting (something). The sky looks like rain. No, it looks like snow. Oh, oh. This looks like trouble. Let's go.
1. Have the appearance of, as in This letter looks like an acceptance. [c. 1400]
2. it looks like. It seems likely that, as in It looks like they'll invite us to dinner. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with look like.