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1. To examine someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "look" and "over." The school nurse looked me over and said I was fine to go back to class.
2. To review or inspect something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "look" and "over." I'll look over your report tonight and give you feedback in the morning. I looked the contact over and everything seems in order.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
look someone or something over
to examine someone or something. I think you had better have the doctor look you over. Please look over these papers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Also, look up and down. Examine or inspect something or someone. For example, Jerry was looking over the books when he found an error, or They looked the new boy up and down. The first expression dates from the mid-1400s, the variant from the late 1800s.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To direct one's gaze in some specified direction or at some specified thing: I heard a strange noise to my left, and when I looked over, I saw that the television was on.
2. To examine or inspect something, often briefly or casually: We looked over the proposal before the meeting. I picked up the receipt and looked it over before signing it.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.