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LOOK INTO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does look into mean? 

LOOK INTO (verb)
  The verb LOOK INTO has 2 senses:

1. investigate scientifically
2. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

  Familiarity information: LOOK INTO used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOOK INTO (verb)


Sense 1look into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Investigate scientifically

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

investigate; look into

Context example:

Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese

Hypernyms (to "look into" is one way to...):

analyse; analyze; canvas; canvass; examine; study (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "look into"):

explore; research; search (inquire into)

explore (travel to or penetrate into)

examine; probe (question or examine thoroughly and closely)

research (attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner)

experiment (to conduct a test or investigation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Sense 2look into [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

check; check into; check out; check over; check up on; suss out; look into; go over

Context examples:

check the brakes / Check out the engine

Hypernyms (to "look into" is one way to...):

analyse; analyze; canvas; canvass; examine; study (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "look into"):

follow; keep an eye on; observe; watch; watch over (follow with the eyes or the mind)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They won't look into the story


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