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Pronunciation of Looking: Learn how to pronounce Looking in English correctly

Learn how to say Looking correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word look:

1 [no object, usually with adverbial of direction] direct one’s gaze in a specified direction:
people were looking at him
they looked up as he came into the room
(look through) ignore (someone) by pretending not to see them:
he glanced up once but looked right through me
[with object] dated express (something) by one’s gaze:
Poirot looked a question
[with object] (look something over) inspect something with a view to establishing its merits:
they looked over a property in Great Marlborough Street
(look through) peruse (a book or other written material):
we looked through all the books and this was still the one we liked best
(look round/around) walk round (a place or building) in order to view any interesting features:
he spent the day looking round Edinburgh
[with clause] ascertain with a quick glance:
people finishing work don’t look where they’re going
2 (look at/on) regard in a specified way:
I look at tennis differently from some coaches
(look at) examine (a matter) and consider what action to take:
a committee is looking at the financing of the BBC
(look into) investigate:
the police looked into his business dealings
(usually look for) attempt to find:
Howard has been looking for you
3 [with complement or adverbial] have the appearance or give the impression of being:
mum looked unhappy
the home looked like a prison
(as adjective, in combination -looking)
a funny-looking bloke
(look like) informal show a likelihood of:
[with present participle]:
Leeds didn’t look like scoring from any of their corners
[with clause]:
it doesn’t look like you’ll be moving to Liverpool
(look oneself) appear one’s normal, healthy self:
he just didn’t look himself at all
4 (look to) rely on (someone) to do or provide something:
she will look to you for help
[with infinitive] hope or expect to do something:
universities are looking to expand their intakes
[with clause] archaic take care; make sure:
Look ye obey the masters of the craft
5(of a building or room) have an outlook in a specified direction:
the room looks out over Mylor Harbour
1an act of directing one’s gaze in order to see someone or something:
let me get a closer look
an expression of a feeling or thought by looking:
the orderly gave me a funny look
a scrutiny or examination:
the government should take a look at the amount of grant the council receives
2the appearance of someone or something, especially as expressing a particular quality:
the bedraggled look of the village
(looks) a person’s facial appearance considered aesthetically:
he had charm, good looks, and an amusing insouciance
a style or fashion:
Italian designers unveiled their latest look
(also look here!) used to call attention to what one is going to say:
‘Look, this is ridiculous.’

Phrasal Verbs

look after
take care of:
women who stay at home to look after children
look back
[with negative] suffer a setback or interrupted progress:
she launched her own company in 1981 and has never looked back
look back at/on
think of (past events):
don’t waste time looking back on things which have caused you distress
look down on
regard (someone) with a feeling of superiority:
my mother had social pretensions and looked down on most of our neighbours
look forward to
await eagerly:
we look forward to seeing you
look in
make a short visit or call:
I will look in on you tomorrow
look on
watch without getting involved:
Cameron was looking on and making no move to help
look out
[usually in imperative] be vigilant and take notice:
‘Look out!’ warned Billie, seeing a movement from the room beyond
look something out
British search for and produce something:
I’ve got a catalogue somewhere and I’ll look it out if you’re interested
look up
(of a situation) improve:
things seemed to be looking up at last
look someone up
informal make social contact with someone:
he would look her up when he was in the area
look something up
search for and find a piece of information in a book or database:
the translation process amounted to little more than looking up words in bilingual dictionaries
look up to
have a great deal of respect for (someone):
he needed a model, someone to look up to

Old English lōcian (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to German dialect lugen