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look at (someone or something)

1. To focus one's glance or gaze on someone or something. Look at me when I'm talking to you! I looked at all the paintings in the museum, but none of them really made an impression on me.
2. To examine, observe, or analyze someone or something. You should let our team's physiotherapist look at you—we want to make sure it isn't anything more serious than a sprain. We have a specialist coming in to look at the antique to verify its authenticity. Would you mind looking at my report to see if I've made any errors?
3. To consider or regard someone or something. We're looking at a number of people we think would be well-suited to the job. The boss said he'll have to look at the budget for this year to see if we can afford hiring more staff. There's a whole other angle to this whole situation that we haven't looked at yet.
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look at someone or something

to examine someone or something. The doctor needs to look at the wound before you leave. You had better have the doctor look at you. That is a nasty wound.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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