to look at (someone or something)

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to look at (someone or something)

Based on or judging from someone's or something's appearance alone. To look at him, you wouldn't think Steve did mixed martial arts on the weekend. To look at it, it's hard to believe that such a small device is full of such powerful hardware.
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to ˈlook at somebody/something


by the ˈlook of somebody/something

(informal) judging from the way somebody/something appears: To look at him, you wouldn’t think he was the richest person in the country.To look at them, you’d never imagine that they tasted so delicious.
See also: look, somebody, something
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"It is not as easy for me to look at picking up things from Ryan as it is to look at someone like Kevin Doyle at Wolves, who is a similar sort of player to me."
Chairman Milan Mandaric confirmed: "In the next couple of days we are going to look at someone in that position.