Meaning of look on in English:

look on

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phrasal verb

  • 1Watch without getting involved.

    ‘Cameron was looking on and making no move to help’
    • ‘He looked on and watched as the same girl in his dream climbed into his room through the window.’
    • ‘He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the boot of his car.’
    • ‘The coach looked on, inscrutable as he always is when watching from the stands.’
    • ‘That's why it matters if we simply look on as the dignity of one of our number is traded.’
    • ‘He positioned himself on the couch watching the documentary with glee with Jocelyn looking on with displeasure.’
    • ‘There are young tigers frolicking in and out of the pools provided for them in their pens, and it's a pleasure to watch them and their mums looking on from next door.’
  • 2look on someone or somethingThink of or regard someone or something in a specified way.

    • ‘many scientists continued to look on such speculations as little more than science fiction’
    regard, consider, think of, deem, judge, count, see, view, take, reckon, believe to be
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