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[loo k-in] /ˈlʊkˌɪn/
noun
1.
a brief glance.
2.
a short visit.
3.
Football. a quick pass play in which the ball is thrown to a receiver running a short diagonal pattern across the center of the field.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; noun use of verb phrase look in
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British Dictionary definitions for look-in

look-in

noun
1.
a chance to be chosen, participate, etc
2.
a short visit
verb
3.
(intransitive, adverb) often foll by on. to pay a short visit
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