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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [loo k see]
    • /lʊk si/
    • /lʊk ˈsiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [loo k see]
    • /lʊk si/

Definitions of look-see word

  • noun look-see a visual inspection or survey; look; examination: have a look-see. 1
  • noun look-see quick inspection, look 1
  • noun look-see a brief inspection or look -1
  • noun look-see a quick look or inspection 0
  • noun look-see (Informal) A brief examination, a peek or glance. 0

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Origin of look-see

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Look-see


look-see popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for look-see

verb look-see

  • find out — to come upon by chance; meet with: He found a nickel in the street.
  • confirm — If something confirms what you believe, suspect, or fear, it shows that it is definitely true.
  • verify — to prove the truth of, as by evidence or testimony; confirm; substantiate: Events verified his prediction.
  • determine — If a particular factor determines the nature of a thing or event, it causes it to be of a particular kind.
  • divine — of or relating to a god, especially the Supreme Being.

noun look-see

  • peek — to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.
  • glimpse — a very brief, passing look, sight, or view.
  • swivel — a fastening device that allows the thing fastened to turn around freely upon it, especially to turn in a full circle.
  • flash — a precedence code for handling messages about initial enemy contact or operational combat messages of extreme urgency within the U.S. military.
  • look — to turn one's eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes.

Antonyms for look-see

verb look-see

  • disprove — to prove (an assertion, claim, etc.) to be false or wrong; refute; invalidate: I disproved his claim.
  • invalidate — to render invalid; discredit.
  • misunderstand — to take (words, statements, etc.) in a wrong sense; understand wrongly.
  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • unsettle — to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government.

noun look-see

  • stare — to gaze fixedly and intently, especially with the eyes wide open.
  • indifference — lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.

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