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look vb. (obs. and idiomatic uses are)
1. to take care, see Tp. IV. i. 51 “ thou be true,” R3 III. iv. 77 “ that it be done,” Oth. IV. iii. 9 “look it be done.”
2. to expect Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 370 “The gifts she l-s from me”; with infin. (freq.) Tp. V. i. 292; with clause R2 I. iii. 243, Sonn. xxii. 4.
3. prefixed to an interrogative pron. or adv., or a relative conj., to form indefinite relatives= ‘whoever’, ‘whatever’, ‘whenever’, ‘however’ Err. II. i. 12 “Look when I serve him so, he takes it ill,” Troil. I. iii. 79 “look how many,” Sonn. xxxvii. 13 “Look what is best, that best I wish in thee.”
4. to seek, search for, ‘look for’ Wiv. IV. ii. 85, AYL. II. v. 33 “He hath been all this day to look you,” All'sW. III. vi. 114, Lr. III. iii. 15 (Qq “seeke”).
5. to tend or promise “to” Cor. III. iii. 29.
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