- The definition of a look-in is a quick check or visit to see how something is going.
An example of a look-in is a mother checking on her sleeping baby.
- a quick glance
- a brief visit
- A short visit.
- A quick glance.
- (idiomatic) A quick glance.
- (idiomatic) A brief visit.
- (idiomatic, UK) A chance to participate, compete, or succeed.
- (American football) A quick short pass to a receiver running diagonally toward the center of the field.
- look in
- look in on
Variant of look
- to make use of the sense of sight; see
- to direct one's eyes in order to see
- to direct one's attention mentally upon something
- to try to see or find something; search
- to appear to be; seem: to look sick
- to be facing or turned in a specified direction
Origin of lookMiddle English loken ; from Old English locian, akin to Old Saxon lōkōn, Old High German luogēn (Ger dialect, dialectal lugen), to spy after, look for
- to direct one's eyes on: to look someone in the face
- to express by one's looks, or appearance: to look one's disgust
- Rare to bring to a certain condition by looking
- to have an appearance that is suitable for or in accord with: the fat actor looked the part; you don't look your age
- to expect: with an infinitive object: they look to succeed with our help
- the act of looking; glance
- outward impression; appearance; aspect: the look of a beggar
- appearance; the way something seems to be: from the looks of things
- personal appearance, esp. of a pleasing nature: to have looks and youth
- direct your eyes and attention to this; see
- pay attention
it looks like
- it seems that there will be: it looks like rain
- Informal it seems as if
look aliveor look sharp
look down onor look down upon
- to regard as an inferior
- to regard with contempt; despise
- to search or hunt for
- to expect; anticipate
look forward to
look in (on)
- to be an observer or spectator
- to consider; regard (as): they looked on her as a born leader
look (like) oneself
look out for
- to be wary about
- to take care of
- to take care of; give attention to
- to rely upon; resort to
- to look forward to; expect
- to search for in a book of reference, etc.
- Informal to pay a visit to; call on
- Informal to get better; improve
look up and down
- to search everywhere
- to examine with an appraising eye; scrutinize
look up to