Phrasal Verbs Using 'Look'
Example:Their auntie LOOKED AFTER them while their mother was in hospital.
Think about the past
Example:Old people often LOOK BACK on over their lives.
Have a low opinion of
Example:He LOOKS DOWN ON his colleagues because he thinks he's better than they are.
Try to find
Example:I've been LOOKING FOR all their hidden files, but I can't find them anywhere.
Wait for or anticipate something pleasant
Example:I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO meeting you.
Make a quick visit
Example:I'll LOOK IN on my way home.
Visit briefly to see if everything's all right
Example:I'm going to LOOK IN ON grannie on the way home tonight as she's been a bit unwell recently.
Example:We'll LOOK INTO the problem and come back to you when we have the information.
Watch something like a crime without helping
Example:The crowd just LOOKED ON as the old lady was mugged.
Example:I LOOK ON her AS a close friend.
Example:LOOK OUT; you're going to drop that!
Take care of someone, make sure someone is cared for
Example:She LOOKED OUT FOR her sister when she started school.
Keep alert and try to see
Example:We we told to LOOK OUT FOR any suspicious behaviour.
Example:They came to LOOK the house OVER with a view to buying it.
Inspect a house
Example:We LOOKED ROUND the house and decided that we didn't like it enough to buy it.
Example:I LOOKED THROUGH the article.
Example:The company is LOOKING TO increase its sales in Asia.
Consult a reference work (dictionary, phonebook, etc.) for a specific piece of information.
Example:I didn't know the correct spelling so I had to LOOK it UP in the dictionary.
Example:The economy is LOOKING UP.
Find, trace an old friend
Example:I LOOKED him UP when I went back to Cambridge.
Example:She's LOOKS UP TO her mother.
Example:I LOOK UPON him AS a close friend.