look down our nose at

look

[look]
verb (used without object)
1.
to turn one's eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see: He looked toward the western horizon and saw the returning planes.
2.
to glance or gaze in a manner specified: to look questioningly at a person.
3.
to use one's sight or vision in seeking, searching, examining, watching, etc.: to look through the papers.
4.
to tend, as in bearing or significance: Conditions look toward war.
5.
to appear or seem to the eye as specified: to look pale.
6.
to appear or seem to the mind: The case looks promising.
7.
to direct attention or consideration: to look at the facts.
8.
to have an outlook or afford a view: The window looks upon the street.
9.
to face or front: The house looks to the east.
verb (used with object)
10.
to give (someone) a look: He looked me straight in the eye.
11.
to have an appearance appropriate to or befitting (something): She looked her age.
12.
to appear to be; look like: He looked a perfect fool, coming to the party a day late.
13.
to express or suggest by looks: to look one's annoyance at a person.
14.
Archaic. to bring, put, etc., by looks.
noun
15.
the act of looking: a look of inquiry.
16.
a visual search or examination.
17.
the way in which a person or thing appears to the eye or to the mind; aspect: He has the look of an honest man. The tablecloth has a cheap look.
18.
an expressive glance: to give someone a sharp look.
19.
looks.
a.
general aspect; appearance: to like the looks of a place.
b.
attractive, pleasing appearance.
Verb phrases
20.
look after,
a.
to follow with the eye, as someone or something moving away: She looked after him as he walked toward the train station.
b.
to pay attention to; concern oneself with: to look after one's own interests.
c.
to take care of; minister to: to look after a child.
21.
look back, to review past events; return in thought: When I look back on our school days, it seems as if they were a century ago.
22.
look down on/upon, to regard with scorn or disdain; have contempt for: They look down on all foreigners.
23.
look for,
a.
to seek; search for: Columbus was looking for a shorter route to India when he discovered America.
b.
to anticipate; expect: I'll be looking for you at the reception.
24.
look in,
a.
Also, look into. to look briefly inside of: Look in the jar and tell me if any cookies are left.
b.
Also, look in on. to visit (a person, place, etc.) briefly: I'll look in some day next week.
25.
look into, to inquire into; investigate; examine: The auditors are looking into the records to find the cause of the discrepancy.
26.
look on/upon,
a.
to be a spectator; watch: The crowd looked on at the street brawl.
b.
to consider; regard: They look upon gambling as sinful.
27.
look out,
a.
to look to the outside, as from a window or a place of observation: From her office window, she could look out over the bustling city.
b.
to be vigilant or on guard: Look out, there are dangers ahead.
c.
to afford a view; face: The room looks out on the garden.
28.
look out for, to take watchful care of; be concerned about: He has to look out for his health.
29.
look over, to examine, especially briefly: Will you please look over my report before I submit it?
30.
look to,
a.
to direct one's glance or gaze to: If you look to your left, you can see the Empire State Building.
b.
to pay attention to: Look to your own affairs and stay out of mine.
c.
to direct one's expectations or hopes to: We look to the day when world peace will be a reality.
d.
to regard with expectation and anticipation: We look to the future and greater advances in science and technology.
31.
look up,
a.
to direct the eyes upward; raise one's glance: The other guests looked up as she entered the room.
b.
to become better or more prosperous; improve: Business is looking up.
c.
to search for, as an item of information, in a reference book or the like: Look up the answer in the encyclopedia.
d.
to seek out, especially to visit: to look up an old friend.
e.
Nautical. (of a sailing ship) to head more nearly in the direction of its destination after a favoring change of wind.
32.
look up to, to regard with admiration or respect; esteem: A boy needs a father he can look up to.
Idioms
33.
look daggers, to look at someone with a furious, menacing expression: I could see my partner looking daggers at me.
34.
look down one's nose at, to regard with an overbearing attitude of superiority, disdain, or censure: The more advanced students really looked down their noses at the beginners.
35.
look forward to, to anticipate with eagerness or pleasure: I always look forward to your visits.
36.
look sharp,
a.
to be alert and quick: If you want to get ahead, you must look sharp.
b.
Also, British, look slippy. to hurry: You'd better look sharp! It's getting late.

Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English lōk(i)en, Old English lōcian; cognate with Middle Dutch lœken, akin to dialectal German lugen to look out; (noun) Middle English loke act of looking, glance, countenance, derivative of the v.


1. See watch. 6. See seem. 16. gaze, glance. 17. appearance, air.
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nose

[nohz]
noun
1.
the part of the face or facial region in humans and certain animals that contains the nostrils and the organs of smell and functions as the usual passageway for air in respiration: in humans it is a prominence in the center of the face formed of bone and cartilage, serving also to modify or modulate the voice.
2.
this part as the organ of smell.
3.
the sense of smell: fragrances appealing to the nose.
4.
anything regarded as resembling the nose of a person or animal, as a spout or nozzle.
5.
the prow of a ship.
6.
the forward end of an aircraft.
7.
the forward edge of the head of a golf club.
8.
a projecting part of anything: the nose of a pair of pliers.
9.
a faculty of perceiving or detecting: to have a nose for news.
10.
the human nose regarded as a symbol of meddling or prying: Why can't he keep his nose out of my business?
11.
the length of a nose: The horse won the race by a nose.
12.
the bouquet of an alcoholic drink, especially the distinctive aroma of a wine.
verb (used with object), nosed, nosing.
13.
to perceive by or as by the nose or the sense of smell: a cheese that could be nosed at some distance.
14.
to approach the nose to, as in smelling or examining; sniff.
15.
to move or push forward with or as with the nose: The dog nosed its pup back into the yard. The boat nosed its way toward shore.
16.
to touch or rub with the nose; nuzzle.
verb (used without object), nosed, nosing.
17.
to smell or sniff.
18.
to seek as if by smelling or scent: The dogs nosed after their quarry.
19.
to move or push forward: to nose into the wind.
20.
to meddle or pry (often followed by about, into, etc.): They are always nosing about in other people's business.
Verb phrases
21.
nose out,
a.
to defeat, especially by a narrow margin: The other candidates had been nosed out in the final returns.
b.
to learn or discover, especially by snooping or prying: to nose out a secret.
Idioms
22.
count noses, to count the number of people in attendance: Each time the troop left an exhibit the leader counted noses.
23.
cut off one's nose to spite one's face, to create a disadvantage to oneself through one's own spiteful action.
24.
follow one's nose,
a.
to go forward in a straight course.
b.
to guide oneself by instinct: I found the house by following my nose.
25.
hold one's nose, to repress feelings of distaste, repulsion, or offense for something that one is obliged to do: He held his nose and voted for the bill.
26.
keep one's nose clean, to behave oneself; avoid trouble or scandal: Did he keep his nose clean after he got out of prison?
27.
keep one's nose to the grindstone. grindstone ( def 3 ).
28.
lead (around) by the nose, to exercise complete control over; dominate totally: He lets his brother lead him by the nose.
29.
look down one's nose at, to regard with disdain or condescension: He had always looked down his nose at those who were poorer than he.
30.
on the nose, Informal.
a.
precisely, correctly, or perfectly.
b.
exactly on time: We made it at ten o'clock on the nose.
c.
(of a bet) for win only.
d.
Australian Informal. decayed or putrid; stinking.
e.
Australian Informal. distasteful or unpleasant; of doubtful validity or propriety.
31.
pay through the nose, to pay an excessive price: They patronize small and exclusive shops where they cheerfully pay through the nose.
32.
put someone's nose out of joint,
a.
to annoy or irritate greatly.
b.
to supersede a person in another's regard, devotion, etc.
c.
to thwart someone; spoil someone's plans.
33.
rub someone's nose in, to persecute or tease someone persistently about; nag someone about: I know I was wrong but you don't have to rub my nose in it.
34.
turn up one's nose at, to regard with contempt; scorn: My friend turns up his nose at anyone who hasn't had a college education.
35.
under someone's nose, plainly visible to; in full view of; in bold defiance of: The theft took place right under the detective's nose. Also, under someone's very nose.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English nosu; akin to Dutch neus, German Nase, Latin nāsus, Sanskrit nāsā

noseless, adjective
noselike, adjective
unnosed, adjective
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look (lʊk)
 
vb
1.  (often foll by at) to direct the eyes (towards): to look at the sea
2.  (often foll by at) to direct one's attention (towards): let's look at the circumstances
3.  (often foll by to) to turn one's interests or expectations (towards): to look to the future
4.  (copula) to give the impression of being by appearance to the eye or mind; seem: that looks interesting
5.  to face in a particular direction: the house looks north
6.  to expect, hope, or plan (to do something): I look to hear from you soon; he's looking to get rich
7.  (foll by for)
 a.  to search or seek: I looked for you everywhere
 b.  to cherish the expectation (of); hope (for): I look for success
8.  (foll by to)
 a.  to be mindful (of): to look to the promise one has made
 b.  to have recourse (to): look to your swords, men!
9.  to be a pointer or sign: these early inventions looked towards the development of industry
10.  (foll by into) to carry out an investigation: to look into a mystery
11.  (tr) to direct a look at (someone) in a specified way: she looked her rival up and down
12.  (tr) to accord in appearance with (something): to look one's age
13.  look alive, look lively hurry up; get busy
14.  look daggers See dagger
15.  look here an expression used to attract someone's attention, add emphasis to a statement, etc
16.  (imperative) look sharp, look smart to hurry up; make haste
17.  not look at to refuse to consider: they won't even look at my offer of £5000
18.  not much to look at unattractive; plain
 
n
19.  the act or an instance of looking: a look of despair
20.  a view or sight (of something): let's have a look
21.  (often plural) appearance to the eye or mind; aspect: the look of innocence; I don't like the looks of this place
22.  style; fashion: the new look for summer
 
sentence connector
23.  an expression demanding attention or showing annoyance, determination, etc: look, I've had enough of this
 
usage  

nose (nəʊz)
 
n
1.  the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract, consisting of a prominent structure divided into two hair-lined air passages by a median septumRelated: nasal, rhinal
2.  the sense of smell itself: in hounds and other animals, the ability to follow trails by scent (esp in the phrases a good nose, a bad nose)
3.  another word for bouquet
4.  instinctive skill or facility, esp in discovering things (sometimes in the phrase follow one's nose): he had a nose for good news stories
5.  any part regarded as resembling a nose in form or function, such as a nozzle or spout
6.  the forward part of a vehicle, aircraft, etc, esp the front end of an aircraft
7.  narrow margin of victory (in the phrase (win) by a nose)
8.  cut off one's nose to spite one's face to carry out a vengeful action that hurts oneself more than another
9.  informal get up someone's nose to annoy or irritate someone
10.  keep one's nose clean to stay out of trouble; behave properly
11.  keep one's nose to the grindstone to work hard and continuously
12.  lead someone by the nose to make someone do unquestioningly all one wishes; dominate someone
13.  informal look down one's nose at to be contemptuous or disdainful of
14.  nose to tail (of vehicles) moving or standing very close behind one another
15.  slang on the nose
 a.  (in horse-race betting) to win only: I bet twenty pounds on the nose on that horse
 b.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) precisely; exactly
 c.  (Austral) bad or bad-smelling
16.  informal pay through the nose to pay an exorbitant price
17.  informal poke one's nose into, stick one's nose into to pry into or interfere in
18.  informal put someone's nose out of joint to thwart or offend someone, esp by supplanting him or gaining something he regards as his
19.  informal rub someone's nose in it to remind someone unkindly of his failing or error
20.  informal see no further than one's nose, see no further than the end of one's nose
 a.  to be short-sighted; suffer from myopia
 b.  to lack insight or foresight
21.  informal turn up one's nose, turn up one's nose at something to behave disdainfully towards (something)
22.  under one's nose
 a.  directly in front of one
 b.  without one noticing
23.  with one's nose in the air haughtily
 
vb
24.  (tr) (esp of horses, dogs, etc) to rub, touch, or sniff with the nose; nuzzle
25.  to smell or sniff (wine, etc)
26.  (intr; usually foll by after or for) to search (for) by or as if by scent
27.  to move or cause to move forwards slowly and carefully: the car nosed along the cliff top; we nosed the car into the garage
28.  (intr; foll by into, around, about, etc) to pry or snoop (into) or meddle (in)
 
Related: nasal, rhinal
 
[Old English nosu; related to Old Frisian nose, Norwegian nosa to smell and nus smell]
 
'noseless
 
adj
 
'noselike
 
adj

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nose
O.E. nosu, from P.Gmc. *nusus (cf. O.N. nös, O.Fris. nose, Du. neus, O.H.G. nasa, Ger. nase), from PIE *nas- (cf. Skt. nasa, O.Pers. naham, O.C.S. nasu, Lith. nosis, L. nasus "nose"). Used to indicate "something obvious" from 1591. The verb sense of "pry, search" first recorded 1648, from the noun.
Pay through the nose (1672) seems to suggest "bleed."
"Kiv, It could bee no other then his owne manne, that had thrust his nose so farre out of ioynte." ["Barnabe Riche His Farewell to Military Profession," 1581]
Many extended senses are from the horse-racing sense of "length of a horse's nose," as a measure of distance between two finishers (1908). Nose-bleed first attested 1848. Nose cone in the space rocket sense is from 1949. Nose job "rhinoplasty" is from 1963; nose dive "sudden large decrease" is 1920, from airplane sense, first attested 1912. To turn up one's nose "show disdain" is from 1818 (earlier hold up one's nose, 1579); similar notion in look down one's nose (1921).

look
O.E. locian "see, gaze, look, spy," from W.Gmc. *lokjan (cf. O.S. lokon, M.Du. loeken, O.H.G. luogen, Ger. dial. lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Bret. lagud "eye." In O.E., usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Noun
meaning "an act of looking" is c.1200; meaning "appearance of a person" is from late 14c. 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. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adv. "sharply." Look after "take care of" is from late 14c.; look into "investigate" is from 1580s; to not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. Look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s.
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nose (nōz)
n.
The part of the human face or the forward part of the head of other vertebrates that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract.

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