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    #1

    look for it / look it up

    When I do not know the meaning of a word, I look it up / look for it in the dictionary.

    Which phrase should I use?


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    #2

    Re: look for it / look it up

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    When I do not know the meaning of a word, I look it up / look for it in the dictionary.

    Which phrase should I use?
    I have seen `look it up' in many dictionary.

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    Re: look for it / look it up

    Gary's right- you look words up in dictionaries. You look for something wen you don't know where it is- you've lost it or forgotten, etc. With a dictionary, you know where the word is; it's the meaning you don't know.

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