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[loo k-throo] /ˈlʊkˌθru/
the opacity and texture of paper when inspected by transmitted light.
Also called see-through.
Compare look-down.
Origin of look-through
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Guido, look through my window vines there Where the stars rise.

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  • After a look through the corridors of the prison, Life went to bed himself.

  • By knowledge and thought we will look through a stone wall if we look long enough, for we see less through eyes than through Time.

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  • look through the history of medicine from Boerhaave to this present day.

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  • (e) Before loading the pistol, draw back the slide and look through the bore to see that it is free from obstruction.

British Dictionary definitions for look through

look through

(intransitive, preposition) or tr, adverb. to examine, esp cursorily: he looked through his notes before the lecture
(intransitive, preposition) to ignore (a person) deliberately: whenever he meets his ex-girlfriend, she looks straight through him
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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