Translation of look in Spanish:
- 1 (glance) he shot me a look full of hatredif looks could kill …me lanzó una mirada llena de odioshe got some odd lookssi las miradas mataran …she gave him such a lookla miraron como a un bicho raro [colloquial]to have o take a look at something/somebody¡lo miró de una manera …!I bought this — let's have a lookecharle un vistazo a algo/alguienlet's have a look at youcompré esto — ¿a ver?take a look and see if he's back yetdéjame que te vea (bien)I want the doctor to take a look at youmira a ver si ha vuelto yahave o take a good look at the picturequiero que te vea el médicoI had a quick look at the newspaperfíjate bien en el cuadromira bien el cuadrowe'll be taking a good look at our housing policyle eché una ojeada al periódicoI got a good look at the thiefrevisaremos detenidamente nuestra política de viviendaI'll have to take a long, hard look at the figurespude ver muy bien al ladrónlet's take a look around the cathedraltendré que estudiar detenidamente las cifrasa look back over the week's eventsvamos a echarle un vistazo a la catedralun vistazo a los acontecimientos de la semanaExample sentences
- He knelt down beside one of the bodies to take a closer look, and looked back up with a furrowed brow.
- And then something happens and you stop and look, the look becomes a gaze, the gaze a stare.
- I thought that the hem on my skirt was looking a bit frayed and decided to take a closer look.
- 2 (search, examination) See examples: have a look for my pipe, will you?I'll have a look under the bedmira a ver si me encuentras la pipa, por favordo you mind if I take a look around?miraré debajo de la cama¿le importa si echo un vistazo?
- 3 3.1 (expression) with a look of despairthere was a look of absolute bewilderment on his facecon cara de desesperación or de desesperado3.2 (appearance) the house had a familiar/strange look about ittenía cara de estar totalmente confundidoshe has the look of her mother when she smilesla casa tenía un aire familiar/extrañoI don't like the look of his friendse parece a su madre cuando sonríeI don't like the look of the weatherno me gusta el aspecto or [colloquial] la pinta de su amigoby the look(s) of thingsno me gusta cómo se está poniendo el tiempohe's down on his luck by the look(s) of himsegún parecea juzgar por su aspecto, está pasando una mala rachaExample sentences3.3 (Clothing) the sporty look
I need a new lookla moda deportivael look deportivotengo que cambiar de imagenExample sentences3.4
- There have been great reviews about the quality, the look and usability of our site.
- When the lighting is finally in place it will make a huge improvement to the look of the village.
- The seats are supremely comfortable, and the cabin has a real quality look and feel to it.
also: looks plural(beauty) she was attracted by his good looksshe hasn't lost her looksla atrajo lo guapo or (in Latin America also) lo buen mozo que erasigue tan guapa como siempreno ha perdido su bellezaExample sentences
- Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style or out of season.
- The cut is also beautiful, and the look fashionable yet sophisticated.
- She looked good in her black trousers, but it was a casual rather than a fashionable look.
- Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.
- He has the dark good looks necessary for heart-throb status but a question mark has always hung over his talent.
- With her PhD in animal behaviour, natural good looks and easy way with a camera, she's a natural.
- Anxious looks gave way to expressions of relief and then to quiet smiles of confidence.
- Jay nods and I see that his joking expression has been replaced with a look of sympathy.
- Getting a laptop out on the top deck of a bus gets you some funny looks.
- 1 1.1(see, glance)I didn't know where o which way to lookI looked around and saw him advancing toward meno sabía para dónde miraryou only have to look around (you)me volví a mirar or miré hacia atrás y vi que se me acercabato look awayno tienes más que mirar a tu alrededorfrom the tower you can look down over the whole cityapartar la vistamirar para otro ladoshe looked down/up the streetdesde la torre se ve toda la ciudadshe looked down in embarrassmentmiró calle abajo/arribalook into my eyesbajó la vista or los ojos avergonzadapeople are always looking in through the windowsmírame a los ojoslook out (of) the windowla gente siempre está mirando (hacia adentro) por las ventanasshe looked over the fencemira por la ventanashe looked across at memiró por encima de la vallaI waved but he just looked straight past memiró hacia donde yo estabale hice adiós, pero no me vio(deliberately)he looked straight o right through mele hice adiós, pero ni me miróshe looked up from her bookme miró sin vermeto look on the bright side of somethinglevantó la vista del librolook on the bright side, nobody was hurtver el lado bueno or positivo de algoto look the other wayhay que ver el lado bueno de las cosas: por lo menos nadie se hizo daño(ignore)hacer la vista gorda(lit)1.2 (as interjection) look! a squirrel!apartar la vistamirar para otro ladolook, we can't go on arguing like this (now) look here¡mira! ¡una ardilla!1.3 (face) See examples: our window looks north¡oye tú!¡escucha un momento!to looknuestra ventana da al norte or está orientada al norte
ontosomething1.4 have you looked under the bed?dar aalgolook and see if there's any mail¿has mirado debajo de la cama?you need look no furtherfíjate a ver si hay correolook before you leapno necesita buscar másmira lo que hacesmira dónde te metesExample sentences
Example sentences1.5 (aim, hope)to look to +
- Police and fire investigators are looking into a spate of suspicious fires in Braintree.
- Investigators are looking into the incident but they are already treating it as suspicious.
- West Yorkshire Police is looking into her claims after she made a complaint.
- When you are looking at each case individually, what are you looking for?
- When I got home I went around my room looking for a book I had to return to the Library.
- We causally walked through the rooms looking for anything that might help in our journey.
infinitivewe were looking to finish by Fridayqueríamos or esperábamos terminar antes del viernesExample sentences
- When it came to a standstill, I was holding tight onto the table and looking at another passenger, who was looking down at me.
- I looked nervously around to see if anyone was looking at me, then back up the path toward her.
- I looked to my left, and a man was in the corner was looking at me over his shoulder with a big grin on his face.
- This is absolutely vital to the Club as it looks to expand facilities at Balla Town Park.
- A nursery is looking to expand to keep on children who have grown too old for it.
- We are looking to expand into the market and move beyond our core competency of racing games.
- You really should look where you're going. I could have run you down.
- Mobile phone users are less likely to look whether the road is clear before crossing.
- He walked along the street without looking where he put his feet.
- 2 (seem, appear) See examples: he looks well/illshe looks unhappytiene buena/mala caradon't look so shocked/miserableparece (que está) tristese la ve triste (Latin America)she was bustling around trying to look importantno pongas esa cara de asombro/penathe two sisters look very similarandaba de acá para allá haciéndose la importantehe looks like his fatherlas dos hermanas se parecen muchoit looks like a camelse parece a su padrehe's 60, but looks 20 years youngerparece un camellohe looks younger than he istiene 60 años, pero aparenta or representa 20 menosyou made me look a foolparece más joven de lo que esI wanted to look my bestme hiciste quedar en ridículoshe's 40 and she looks itquería estar lo mejor posiblehow does it look to you?no puede negar que tiene 40 añostiene 40 años y se le notanCongress looks certain to reject the motion¿a ti qué te parece?it looks like rain he makes Tarzan look like a wimp [humorous]parece que el Congreso rechazará la mociónwill they stay? — it looks like ita su lado Tarzán parece un alfeñique [humorous]to look as if o as thoughit looks as though it's healing nicely¿se quedarán? — parece que sí or eso pareceyou look as though you could use a drinkparece que está cicatrizando bienyou look as though you've just seen a ghostme da la impresión de que no te vendría mal un tragoit looks as if we're going to be on our own¡ni que hubieras visto un fantasma!to look alive o lively o (in British English also) sharp [colloquial]parece (ser) que vamos a estar solos
- 1verb + adverb, verb + preposition + object
- I'm really looking forward to tomorrow/my birthday
- (pay visit) See examples: I just looked in to say hello
- 1verb + adverb
- 1verb + adverb 1.1
- 1.1 (be on the watch for) See examples: here are some bargains to look out for …
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
- → look around
- 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.2verb + preposition + object
- 1.1 (rely on) See examples: to look to religion for strength
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
- → look on 2
- I've always looked up to my uncle
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