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look to someone or something (for something)
to expect someone or something to supply something. Children look to their parents for help. Tom looked to the bank for a loan.
look to do something
to expect or plan to do something In the following year, Columbia looked to expand its operations in either film or radio.
1. Pay attention to, take care of, as in You'd best look to your own affairs. [c. 1300]
2. Anticipate or expect, as in We look to hear from her soon. [c. 1600]
3. look to be. Seem to be, promise to be, as in This looks to be a very difficult assignment. [Mid-1700s]
1. To rely on someone or something: He looks to his parents for support when things get tough.
2. To expect or hope for something: She looked to hear from the doctor within a week.