look down at (someone or something)

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look down at (someone or something)

1. To glance or gaze downward at someone or something. The married couple looked down at us from the balcony of the hotel. He always gets embarrassed and looks down at his feet when I go over to talk to him.
2. To regard someone or something as contemptible or inferior to oneself and thus act in a haughty or snobbish manner toward them or it. The well-dressed businessman looked down at the young woman wearing jeans and a T-shirt as they shared the elevator to the top, not realizing that she was the company's new CEO. I have no idea why some people look down at those who speak with an accent—that just means they know at least two languages!
See also: down, look