look down on

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look down on (third-person singular simple present looks down on, present participle looking down on, simple past and past participle looked down on)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To regard or treat as inferior.
    • 2009 September 25, Michael Deacon, “Ross Noble: interview”, in Telegraph.co.uk:
      He remembers feeling that people looked down on him, and, ‘realising I was rubbish at academic stuff’, he decided he'd join a circus.

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