Quick answer
"Look over" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "echar un vistazo a", and "look into" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "investigar". Learn more about the difference between "look over" and "look into" below.
look over
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to examine)
a. echar un vistazo a
Could you look this letter over for me before I send it?¿Me podrías echar un vistazo a esta carta antes de que la envíe?
b. inspeccionar
I'm sending you a copy of the contract, which I advise you to look over carefully.Te estoy enviando una copia del contrato, y te aconsejo inspeccionarlo detenidamente.
2. (to read quickly)
a. repasar
When I looked over what I'd already written, I realized I hadn't done enough research.Cuando repasé lo que ya había escrito, me di cuenta que no había investigado el asunto suficientemente.
3. (to make a tour of)
a. visitar
We're going to look over a couple of houses we're thinking of buying.Vamos a visitar un par de casas que pensamos comprar.
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look into
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. investigar
The authorities are looking into the cause of the fire.Las autoridades están investigando la causa del incendio.
b. estudiar
We're looking into the possibility of doing some volunteer work over the summer.Estamos estudiando la posibilidad de hacer trabajo voluntario durante el verano.
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