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look alike

1. noun A person or thing that looks very similar to another person or thing. When used as a noun, the term is often hyphenated or spelled as one word. After the product proved immensely popular, a number of cheap lookalikes started popping up all over the place. The TV show had to bring on a look-alike after one of the stars passed away in the middle of filming the third season.
2. verb To look very similar to another person or thing. To be honest, a lot of the small towns in this part of the country look alike. I was so tired and stressed during the exame that all the answers started looking alike. The old bigot said that all people of that ethnicity look alike to him.
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look alike

to appear similar. All these cars look alike these days. The twins look alike and not many people can tell them apart.
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In his key-note address, eminent pharmacist and recipient of Abdul Latif Sheikh said as many as half a million people are annually being killed at healthcare facilities in Pakistan due to medication errors including 'misspelled prescriptions', look alike medicines and drugs with similar names but lives of these people can be saved by adopting modern clinical pharmacy practices.
However, some people may look alike because they have the same spirit, way of laughing, facial expressions or body language.
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A PROFESSIONAL Mr Spock look alike remained unrepentant as he walked free from court yesterday after waging a foulmouthed hate campaign against his former neighbours.
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After several minutes she said, "I don't have any such listing, but I can give you the Gay and Lesbian Chorus." Frustrated but amused, I pondered why she would think someone seeking a national rights organization for help about gay parenting would be just as pleased to have the number of a chorus--it seemed a peculiar twist on the "all you queer folk look alike" mentality.
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It happened to me once in a Nairobi club, but while the guy I was supposed to resemble is a friend, neither of us thinks we look alike.