look round

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look round

  1. To inspect a building or area.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
    We're interested in buying this house, can we look round tomorrow?
  2. To search a place.
    I can't find my keys, so I'll look round.
  3. (intransitive) To turn one's head to see what is behind oneself.
    He heard a voice and looked round to see a man wearing dark clothes.