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1. noun A usually brief visual examination of some place or location, done by walking around such a place and looking at its various aspects. The guide gave us a few moments to have a look around inside the ancient dwelling before we moved on to the next part of the tour. Do you mind stopping the car here? I want to take a look around.
2. verb To (usually briefly) visually examine some place or location by walking around such a place and looking at its various aspects. After 15 minutes or so of looking around, we both felt the house just wasn't right for us. I kept looking around for somewhere to plug my laptop in, but there were no outlets anywhere in the classroom.
look around (at something)
to investigate something; to study something visually. Go into the room and look around at the way they have fixed it up. I went in and looked around.
look around (in) some place
to investigate some place. Look around the kitchen. You will find what you want. Tell her to look around in the attic. Maybe the camping gear is there.