One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Search for and find a piece of information in a book or database.‘the translation process amounted to little more than looking up words in bilingual dictionaries’
- ‘I can remember my schoolteacher telling me to look a word up in the dictionary.’
- ‘If one wanted some information about a subject, a staff member could look it up in an index and go retrieve the information.’
- ‘This straightforward organisation makes it easy to look things up, cross-reference and navigate one's way through the book.’
- ‘I needed to return some books and look something up on the internet.’
- ‘When was the last time you went to one of your own books and looked something up?’
- ‘Later on, I'd look the book up online and see what sort of reviews it received, and then decide whether or not to buy it online.’
- ‘I tried to look it up in a drug reference book, but I could not find it.’
- ‘I have to confess that my English wasn't good enough to know the meaning of this word so I had to look it up in the dictionary.’
- ‘I got out a drug book and looked it up, and from what I could read it said 50 mg was the maximum dose that should be given to an adult.’
- ‘I make a point of never looking recipes up in a book, it slows me down.’
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