look in

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Related to look in: look into
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1. To direct the eyes on an object:
Idiom: clap one's eyes on.
2. To try to find something:
3. To have the appearance of:
Idiom: strike one as (being).
phrasal verb
look after
To have the care and supervision of:
Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care of, take under one's wing.
phrasal verb
look for
To look forward to confidently:
anticipate, await, bargain for (or on), count on, depend on (or upon), expect, wait (for).
Informal: figure on.
phrasal verb
look in
To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize:
Idiom: pay a visit.
phrasal verb
look into
To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information:
phrasal verb
look on or upon
To have the face or front turned in a specific direction:
phrasal verb
look out
To be careful:
Idioms: be on guard, be on the lookout, keep an eye peeled , take care.
phrasal verb
look over
To view broadly or from a height:
phrasal verb
look up
To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize:
Idiom: pay a visit.
1. An act of directing the eyes on an object:
2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
3. An outward appearance:
4. The way something or someone looks:

w>look in

(in window etc) → hinein-/hereinsehen or -schauen (dial)or -gucken (inf)
(= visit)vorbeikommen (on sb bei jdm); would you look in at Smith’s and collect my dress?kannst du bei Smith vorbeigehen und mein Kleid abholen?
(= watch TV)fernsehen
References in classic literature ?
The door was standing half open, and at last one old jay happened to go and light on it and look in.
I shall very often be able to look in when I come into town I dare say, and I shall send you a letter sometimes, and when the quarter comes round, I can get a holiday of course; and then see if we don't take little Jacob to the play, and let him know what oysters means.
Lindsey was a middle-aged man, with a weary and yet a happy look in his wind-flushed and frost-pinched face, as if he had been busy all the day long, and was glad to get back to his quiet home.