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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English lōcian

Verb

Infinitive
to look

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to look (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.
    Look at my new car!
    Don’t look in the closet.
  2. (intransitive) To appear, to seem.
    It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.
    That painting looks nice.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To search for, to try to find.
  4. To face or present a view.
    The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.
  5. To expect or anticipate.
    I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.

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Noun

Singular
look

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  1. The action of looking, an attempt to see.
    Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Physical appearance, visual impression.
    She got her mother’s looks.
    I don’t like the look of the new design.
  3. A facial expression.
    He gave me a dirty look.
    If looks could kill...

Translations


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

look m.

  1. garlic

French

Etymology

From English look

Pronunciation

Noun

look m.

  1. human appearance
    Je trouve que son nouveau look ne lui va pas du tout.

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