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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOK OUT

Look out you don't get mixed up in it yourself, that's all I ask.

You'll see his head appear at that corner in a minute, and then, look out!

As I write I look out on a street full of the touches of spring.

The man assented to her argument, and went to look out the two beds she wanted.

But Dixon's pretty sharp; he'll look out if he hears it's about.

This signal was soon answered, and then it was look out for the smuggling boats!

Look out for a telegram one of these fine days, saying 'Come at once.'

Toby and myself will look out for all we want to take with us.

But there was at last a great nudging of elbows, and whispers of "Look out now!"

And more and more she had to look out for the terrible Grey Wolves.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.

Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."

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