Ways of looking

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▪ look: give attention to what one is seeing; turn the eyes and see in a certain direction.
Look at that cute baby!
▪ see: use the power of sight.See! Here she comes!
▪ watch: look at some activity or event; keep one's eyes fixed on something.
The boys watched television all the afternoon.
▪ gaze: look at somethingfor a long time, in surprise or admiration.
She gazed at him in disbelief when he told her the news.
▪ stare: look at something for a long time with the eyes wide open.
Shewas staring into space.
▪ gawk = gawp: stare impolitely.
Many people gathered to gawp at the crashed car.
▪ gape: look at something with one's mouth open.
Shegaped at him in surprise.
▪ glance: have a quick look at something.
She glanced at her watch.
▪ scan: look quickly at something without careful reading.
He scannedthe newspaper over breakfast.
▪ glare: stare angrily or fiercely.
She didn't answered, but just glared silently at me.
▪ peer: look very carefully, as if not able to see well.He peered at me over his spectacles.
▪ peep: look quickly and cautiously.
He was caught peeping through the keyhole.
▪ observe: watch carefully.
Thepolice observed the man entering the bank.
▪ glimpse: have a passing view of something or someone. Usually used in the expression to catch a glimpse of.
He could catch a glimpse of thepresident among the crowd.
▪ spot: recognize someone suddenly among many others.
He was spotted by the police boarding a plane for Berlin.
▪ behold: old use of the verb tosee.
Behold the king!
▪ view: (technical) look thouroughly; regard, consider.
That film hasn't been viewed by the censor yet.
▪ sight: see for the first time....
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