look like

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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.
See also: like, look
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

look like someone or something

to resemble someone or something. You look like my cousin Fred. This one looks like an apple.
See also: like, look

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.
See also: like, look
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: like, look
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.
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