Definition of Take a look

1. Verb. Look at with attention. "They take a look up the hill"; "Get a load of this pretty woman!"

Exact synonyms: Get A Load, Have A Look
Generic synonyms: Look

Definition of Take a look

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To examine or observe. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take A Look

take a grab
take a guess
take a hike
take a hint
take a hit
take a hop
take a joke
take a knee
take a knife to a gunfight
take a leaf out of someone's book
take a leak
take a licking
take a licking and keep on ticking
take a load off
take a long walk on a short pier
take a look (current term)
take a number
take a pew
take a picture
take a picture, it will last longer
take a pill
take a powder
take a risk
take a seat
take a shine to
take a shot in the dark
take a spill
take a spin
take a stab at

Literary usage of Take a look

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"take a look oudeh. His accent was as atrocious as Rhoda's. "Every other car"—evvy udda kah—"is a Cadillac Seville with Jersey license plates. ..."

2. The Corner in Gold: Its History and Theory: Being a Reply to Mr. Robert by Francis William Bain (1893)
"But now, let us take a look at the historical origin of the present state of affairs, and trace the gradual progress towards this culating medium as well as ..."

3. "Here Lies": Being a Collection of Ancient and Modern, Humorous and Queer by Walter Henry Howe (1900)
"... And take a look where these do lie; Stay, passenger, as thou goest by. Who for the love they bare to truth, Were depriv'd of their life and youth. ..."

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