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English Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example
Look after Take care of A babysitter looks after the children when we go out.
Look around Visit a place Potential buyers came to look around the house.
Look at Pay attention to something you see Look at this picture of granddad when he was young.
Look at Read in order to give an opinion Have you got time to look at my business plan?
Look at Examine closely That's a bad bruise. You must ask a doctor to look at it.
Look at Consider or study carefully We're going to look at all possible options.
Look ahead Think of the future It's time to forget the past and look ahead.
Look away Turn your head away The scene was so horrible that I had to look away.
Look back on Remember the past Older people look back on the « good old days ».
Look down on Consider as inferior He looks down on anyone who is not successful.
Look for Try to find something Jane went shopping to look for a pair of shoes.
Look forward to Await with pleasure I look forward to seeing you next week.
Look in Visit for a short time Sue told her mother she'd look in on her way home.
Look into Examine or investigate I'll look into the matter and call you back.
Look on Be a spectator at an event Bill didn't take part in the fight. He just looked on.
Look out Be careful; pay attention Look out! There's a car coming!
Look over Examine; review The editor will look over the article before it is published.
Look round/around Inspect a building or area Sophie is interested in history. You should take her to look round the ruins of the old castle.
Look through Examine, usually quickly I'll look through my mail to see if I can find your message.
Look to Expect help, advice, etc. Children generally look to their parents for guidance.
Look up Check or find You can look up the meaning in the dictionary.
Look up Improve Business is starting to look up in the town now.
Look up to Respect or admire He was a great teacher. The students looked up to him.
Look upon Consider  I look upon this country as my home now.

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