look out

look out

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see look, out
    look out, and you will see the rain has stopped
    to look out the window
  2. (intransitive, idiomat) to be vigilant and aware
    While you're in the city center, look out for the dodgy street vendors.
  3. (transitive, idiom) to find by looking: to hunt out
    • 1891, Henry James, The Pupil, [https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Lesson_of_the_Master,_The_Marriages,_The_Pupil,_Brooksmith,_The_Solution,_Sir_Edmund_Orme_(New_York_%26_London:_Macmillan_%26_Co.,_1892)/The_Pupil/Chapter_5 page 144]
      Morgan pulled a Greek lexicon toward him (he used a Greek-German), to look out a word, instead of asking it of Pemberton.
    • 1913, D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, page 14:
      Then she straightened the kitchen, lit the lamp, mended the fire, looked out the washing for the next day, and put it to soak.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 58
      I had not seen her since long before the war, and I had to look out her address in the telephone-book.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: prendre garde
  • German: aufpassen
  • Italian: fare attenzione, stare attento
  • Russian: быть настороже́

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