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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.
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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.
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look like something

(spoken)
to seem likely that something will happen It looks like the unusually warm weather we've been having may be coming to an end.
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look like

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.
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It leads to women of our age exposing their cleavages which look likes elephant's ears" - Former TV presenter Selina Scott.
What's more, it look likes Camp Bestival will win the awards for best festival setting thanks to the amazing setting of Lulworth Castle.
Or what about the shiny red halter neck dress that look likes something a lap dancer would take off (pounds 60), or the Barbie-sized pounds 120 leather jacket?
It is also commonly known as "a small round structured virus", since that is what it look likes under the microscope.
Bizarrely enough, what look likes a profits warning could be good reason to buy the shares.
She has been doing well on an all-weather surface at home but it look likes she may need further in time.
It is commonly known as a small round structured virus - because that is what it look likes under the microscope.