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look like (someone or something)

1. To physically resemble someone or something. Molly looks just like her sister—I mix them up all the time.
2. To seem like or appear as though something is the case. Looks like we won't be able to come to the cabin this weekend after all—one of the kids is sick.
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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

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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Also around this time, Jonathan Lethem gave me a copy of The Vintage Book of Amnesia, which he had edited, and I thought to myself, I want to put together an anthology, it looks like easy money.
It's a cloverleaf fountain and it looks like three stone bedpans.
It looks like Yoda in those Star Wars movies, to tell you the truth.