look at

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1. 'see'

When you see something, you are aware of it through your eyes, or you notice it.

We saw black smoke coming from the building.
I waved, but nobody saw me.
See see
2. 'look at'

When you look at something, you direct your eyes towards it.

He looked at the food on his plate.
People looked at her in astonishment.
See look
3. 'watch'

When you watch something, you pay attention to it using your eyes, because you are interested in what it is doing, or in what may happen.

We watched the sunset.
They just stood and watched while she carried all the bags inside.
4. entertainment and sport

Both see and watch are used when you are talking about entertainment or sport.

When you go to the theatre or cinema, you say that you see a play or film.

I saw that movie when I was a child.
We saw him in 'Hamlet'.

Don't say that someone 'looks at' a play or film. Don't say, for example 'I looked at that movie'.

You say that someone watches television. You can say that someone watches or sees a particular programme.

He spends hours watching television.
He watched a rugby match on television.
I saw his speech on the news.

Similarly, you say that someone watches a sport such as football, but you can say that they watch or see a particular match.

More people are watching cricket than ever before.
Did you watch the game last night?
Millions of people saw the World Cup Final.
Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.look at - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
trifle, dally, play - consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
abstract - consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
warm to - become excited about; "He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica"
2.look at - look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
contemplate - look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
groak - look or stare at longingly; "The dog his master who was eating a sausage"
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w>look at

vi +prep obj
(= observe) person, objectansehen, anschauen (dial), → angucken (inf); just look at him!sieh etc dir den mal an!; look at the time, I’d better go!so spät ist es schon, ich muss los!; he looked at his watcher sah etc auf die Uhr; look at the blackboardschau(t) an or auf die Tafel; don’t look directly at the sunsehen etc Sie nicht direkt in die Sonne; I can’t look at him without feeling …wenn ich ihn ansehe etc, habe ich immer das Gefühl, dass …; he/it isn’t much to look at (= not attractive)er/es sieht nicht besonders (gut) aus; (= nothing special)er/es sieht nach nichts aus; to look at him …wenn man ihn sieht
(= examine)sich (dat)ansehen or -schauen (dial)or -gucken (inf); offerprüfen; we’ll have to look at the financial aspectwir müssen die finanzielle Seite betrachten; has the manuscript been looked at yet?ist das Manuskript schon durchgesehen worden?
(= view)betrachten, sehen; they look at life in a different waysie haben eine andere Einstellung zum Leben, sie sehen das Leben von einer anderen Warte aus
(= consider) possibilitiessich (dat)überlegen; suggestions, offerin Betracht ziehen
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look at

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"Yes, he's a decent fellow, and will look at the thing properly," Vronsky said to himself, catching the significance of Golenishtchev's face and the change of subject.
"Often, years ago, but I don't mind having a look at it."
And all from looking at a piece of gold, which did I have it now on Negro Hill or in Corlaer's Hook, I'd not look at it very long ere spending it.
my boy," said the farmer, coming closer, "he might have been anything when he was young; look at his nostrils and his ears, the shape of his neck and shoulder; there's a deal of breeding about that horse." He put out his hand and gave me a kind pat on the neck.
Then, Riderhood sat up and took a long look at his figure, and then cried: 'Hi--I--i!
But, I felt myself so unequal to the performance that I gave it up, and stood looking at Miss Havisham in what I suppose she took for a dogged manner, inasmuch as she said, when we had taken a good look at each other:
`Don't be impertinent,' said the King, `and don't look at me like that!' He got behind Alice as he spoke.
Me and Tom struck out for the woods mighty solemn, and saying how different it was now to what it was last summer when we was here and everything was so peaceful and happy and everybody thought so much of Uncle Silas, and he was so cheerful and simple-hearted and pudd'n-headed and good--and now look at him.
He could look at a shop-girl and tell you to an hour how long it had been since she had eaten anything more nourishing than marshmallows and tea.
Adam had not dared to look at her in the first moments, but at last, when the attention of the court was withdrawn by the proceedings he turned his face towards her with a resolution not to shrink.
Let's have a look at the garden first!' She was out of the room in a moment, and ran down stairs--or, at least, it wasn't exactly running, but a new invention of hers for getting down stairs quickly and easily, as Alice said to herself.
"How do you know all that?" said Colin, turning on his elbow to look at her.

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