Useful Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

Increase your English vocabulary and fluency by learning these important Phrasal Verbs with LOOK.

Look after (somebody or something) -

to take care of or be in charge of someone or something.

Example: "That laptop looks expensive, I'd look after it if I were you."



Look away -

to avert one's gaze.

Example: "I always look away if I see too much blood, I can't stand it."


Look back -

to think about a time or event in the past.

Example: "I look back on my time at university with great fondness."


Look down on (somebody) -

to think that you are better or more important than someone else.

Example: "He was the best student in the class, but he tended to look down on the other students."



Look for (somebody or something) -

to try to find someone or something that is lost.

to search for someone or something.

Example: "I've lost my car keys, can you help me look for them?."


Look into (something) -

to examine the facts about something such as a problem or a crime.

Example: "The police are looking into reports of a robbery that took place last night."



Look out for (somebody or something) #1 -

to try to notice someone or something.

Example: "I'm looking out for a new apartment to move into."


Look out for (somebody) #2 -

to take care of someone and make sure that they are treated well.

Example: "Danny has always looked out for his younger brothers."


Look over -

to inspect or examine something, usually quickly.

Example: "I decided to look over the contract one more time before signing it."


Look up -

to become better.

Example: "I got offered a new job yesterday. Things are really starting to look up for me."



Look (something) up -

to try to find a particular piece of information by looking in a book or on a computer.

Example: "I forgot how to spell 'consciousness' so I had to look it up in the dictionary."



Look up to (somebody) -

to respect and admire someone.

Example: "Kelly really looks up to her mother."


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