look on

[look on] or [look upon] {v.} 1. To regard; consider; think of.

The stuff had always been looked on as a worthless factory waste.

Until the day Bob made the touchdown, the other boys had looked uponhim as rather a sissy.

2. To be an observer; watch without takingpart.

Fred had never been able to do more than look on at athleticsports.

The children played in the park while their mother lookedon.

Compare: SIT IN.