Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

look over (something)

look over something
Meaning(s)
1) review something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • look over the document/agreement/contract
  • Analysis
     To ‘look over’ something can mean to review it or to glance over it without reading it in detail. It can also mean to give something a quick inspection. “The mechanic gave the car a quick look over before I bought it.” You could use this phrasal verb both in social or professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. My wife and I have looked over the terms of the loan agreement, and we're not happy with it. I've requested a meeting with my bank manager to discuss the matter.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I'll need to look the contract over before signing it. I don't want to be caught out by anything in the small print.
    2. Look this over for me will you? I could really do with your input on my product designs.
    3. I asked Rachel to look over my sales pitch before I delivered it to the investors. She always gives me insightful feedback.
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