look into

verb
1. investigate scientifically (Freq. 6)
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Syn: ↑investigate
Derivationally related forms: ↑investigation (for: ↑investigate), ↑investigator (for: ↑investigate), ↑investigating (for: ↑investigate)
Hypernyms: ↑analyze, ↑analyse, ↑study, ↑examine, ↑canvass, ↑canvas
Hyponyms: ↑research, ↑search, ↑explore, ↑probe, ↑examine, ↑experiment
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Somebody ——s whether INFINITIVE

2. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (Freq. 2)
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check the brakes

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Check out the engine

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑checkout (for: ↑check out), ↑check (for: ↑check), ↑checker (for: ↑check)
Hypernyms: ↑analyze, ↑analyse, ↑study, ↑examine, ↑canvass, ↑canvas
Hyponyms: ↑watch, ↑observe, ↑follow, ↑watch over, ↑keep an eye on
Verb Group: ↑check, ↑check off, ↑mark, ↑mark off, ↑tick off, ↑tick
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They won't look into the story

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phrasal
1. : to inspect closely : examine carefully : investigate

look into the trade and investment opportunities — advt

look into the population problem — A.L.Guérard

decided to look into his background — Frank O'Leary

2. : to consult (as a book) in a rapid or cursory manner

looked into the chronicles of the middle ages — T.B.Macaulay

have just looked into the … essay — O.W.Holmes †1935

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look into
1. To inspect closely
2. To investigate
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Main Entry:look

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ˌlook ˈinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they look into he/she/it looks into present participle looking into past tense looked into past participle looked into] phrasal verb
to try to discover the facts about something such as a problem or a crime

I wrote a letter of complaint, and the airline have promised to look into the matter.

Collocations
Nouns frequently used as objects of look into
Thesaurus: to try to find out informationsynonym
Main entry: look

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look into [phrasal verb]
look into (something) : to try to get information about (something)

Is there a problem? I could look into it.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.

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Main Entry:look

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:

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  • look into — {v.} To find out the facts about; examine; study; inspect. * /The mayor felt he should look into the decrease of income from parking meters./ * /Mr. Jones said he was looking into the possibility of buying a house./ Compare: GO INTO(4), SEE ABOUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • look\ into — v To find out the facts about; examine; study; inspect. The mayor felt he should look into the decrease of income from parking meters. Mr. Jones said he was looking into the possibility of buying a house. Compare: go into(4), see about •• to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • look into — PHRASAL VERB If a person or organization is looking into a possible course of action, a problem, or a situation, they are finding out about it and examining the facts relating to it. [V P ing/n] He had once looked into buying his own island off… …   English dictionary

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