Definition of look in in US English:

look in

phrasal verb

  • Make a short visit or call.

    ‘I will look in on you tomorrow’
    • ‘I'm sure he looks in every once in a while to check up on what we've all been saying.’
    • ‘Would anyone think to look in on an old man who lived by himself?’
    • ‘On the way back I looked in on Monreale cathedral.’
    • ‘I want to look in on my friend and see how she's doing.’
    • ‘She would ask one of their retired neighbors on the street, a woman, to look in on him every hour or so, if he wanted.’
    visit, call, call in, call round, pay a call, pay a visit, look in, stop by, drop by, drop in, drop over, drop round, come over
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