look down


look down
v.

1) (d; intr.) to look down at; from ('to direct one's gaze down at') (to look down at the beach from the balcony of the hotel)

2) (d; intr.) to look down on ('to despise') (to look down on all forms of corruption)

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['lʊk'daʊn]
from (to look down at the beach from the balcony of the hotel; 'to direct one's gaze down at')
(d; intr.) to look down at
(d; intr.) to look down on (to look down on all forms of corruption; 'to despise')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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