look through

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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 read quickly)
a. hojear
I was looking through some brochures for some vacation ideas.Hojeaba unos folletos en busca de ideas para una vacación.
2. (to check)
a. revisar
The speaker looked through his notes before he stood up to speak.El orador revisó sus notas antes de levantarse para hablar.
3. (to search through)
a. registrar
I quickly looked through the pile of letters while his back was turned.Registré rápidamente la pila de cartas mientras él estaba a espaldas.
4. (to examine)
a. examinar
It will take the committee a while to look through all the submissions it has received.El comité tardará un tiempo en examinar todas las propuestas que recibió.
5. (to direct one's gaze through)
a. mirar por
Look through the viewfinder and focus on the image.Mira por el visor y enfoca la imagen.
6. (to appear not to recognize)
a. mirar sin ver
I asked Dave a question and he looked through me as if he were miles away.Le pregunté algo a Dave y me miró sin ver, como si pensara en otra cosa.
b. mirar como si no existiera
I said hello to Cathy, but she looked straight through me.Le saludé a Cathy, pero me miró como si no existiera.
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look through
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (inspect)
a. examinar
2. (not see)
she looked straight through memiró hacia mí, pero no me vio
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look through
intransitive verb
1 [+window] mirar por
2 (search) registrar; (leaf through) hojear; (examine closely) examinar detenidamente; (re-read) [+notes] revisar
I'll look through my notes again before the meeting
3 (ignore)
he looked right through me me miró sin verme; me miró como si no existiera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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