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Vocabulary: sight - ways of looking
A first lesson for beginners (test) was starting to study elementary vocabulary concerning the description of eyes and the different ways of looking.
This lesson will take you further and will require more efforts... Sorry! but finally, I know that you like having a great variety of words in order to express yourself! Enjoy!
|To see, I saw, seen|
To have good / bad eyesight
|Visible/ invisible||Visibility/ visual|
|At first sight||To be in sight|
|To come into sight/ appear||To be out of sight|
|To go out of sight/ disappear||To make sth out|
|To block sb's view||A lovely view|
|The sight of||A witness of/ to|
|The onlookers||Clear/ clarity|
|Transparent/ transparency||An optical illusion|
|Conspicuous||To be inconspicuous|
The conspicuous red apple...
- at the sight of him/ when they saw him...
- to lose sight of sth/ sb (to lose, I lost, lost)
- to shoot on sight
- to know sb by sight
- To keep a look out for stg/ sb
To look at sth/ sb/
To have a look
To take a look at
Watch him do it
Look at him do it
|To look down/ up||To look for sth/ sb|
|To observe/ to watch||To examine|
|Observant/ observation||An observer|
To notice stg/ sth
To spot stg/ sth
|To notice that|
DIFFERENT WAYS OF LOOKING:
To glare To gape (astonishingly)
|To gaze at sb/ sth||To fix one's gaze on sth/ sb|
|To glance at||To glance up/ around|
To catch sight of
To catch a glimpse of
|To scan sth|
|To peep at sth||To squint at sth|
|To look surreptitiously at||To ogle|
|To blink||To gaze into space|
|To stare at||To peer at|
|To glare at||To make eyes at sb|
|To wink at||To gape at|
To gape at...: to stare with open mouth, as in wonder. To look daggers: to look at (someone) with anger.
- He didn't take his eyes off her
- He can't look beyond the end of his nose/ past the tip of his nose
- A cat can look at a king!
- Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!
- To look at things through rose-tinted spectacles
- To look like a million dollars: To look exceptionally attractive or in very robust health.
- To have a look-see: to have a very quick look or brief examination.
- To look daggers at (one): to glare at someone very angrily, spitefully, or disdainfully.
- To look high and low (for someone or something): to look absolutely everywhere for someone or something.
I think you'd be wrong to want to remember the whole lot at the same time...
Do not hesitate to take a pick at your favourite expressions and try not to forget them.
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