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Related to look over: look through
look someone or something over
to examine someone or something. I think you had better have the doctor look you over. Please look over these papers.
look somebody overalso look somebody up and down
to examine someone very carefully She looked him over, noticing his bruised face and dirty jacket. The old man remained silent for a moment while he continued to look John up and down.
look something overalso look over something
to examine something carefully Epstein poked through the stuff inside, carefully picking each thing up and looking it over from all angles. She had her own lawyer look over the agreement.
Also, look up and down. Examine or inspect something or someone. For example, Jerry was looking over the books when he found an error, or They looked the new boy up and down. The first expression dates from the mid-1400s, the variant from the late 1800s.
1. To direct one's gaze in some specified direction or at some specified thing: I heard a strange noise to my left, and when I looked over, I saw that the television was on.
2. To examine or inspect something, often briefly or casually: We looked over the proposal before the meeting. I picked up the receipt and looked it over before signing it.