24 Simple Phrasal Verbs with Look


phrasal verbs with look

Phrasal Verbs with Look

1. Look after
To take care of someone or something

  • I need to find someone who can look after my dogs this weekend while I’m on holiday.

2. Look ahead
To think about and plan the future

  • Let’s look ahead to next month’s projected sales figures.

3. Look around/round
Visit a place and see what is there

  • Do you want to have a look around/round town this afternoon?

4. Look at
To consider or examine something, usually before making a decision

  • We will have to look at all the proposals before coming to any decision.

To read something quickly

  • Can you have a look at the notes I gave you last week?

To confront or face something

  • He is looking at a large fine if he doesn’t comply with the court order.

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5. Look back
To think about something in the past

  • When I look back on my childhood, I realise how lucky I was to not have any responsibilities.

6. Look down on
To consider someone inferior; to believe that you are better than someone else

  • I hate the way that our boss looks down on us; she treats us as if we are less important than her.

7. Look for
Try to find or search for someone or something

  • Can you help me look for my keys? I seem to have mislaid them.

8. Look forward to
To be excited about something that will happen in the future

  • I am really looking forward to Christmas this year, as my family are coming to visit.

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9. Look in on
To visit someone for a short time

  • Look in on your grandmother on your way home to make sure she has everything she needs.

10. Look into
To investigate or find out more about something

  • I don’t have that information to hand but I will look into it and get back to you.

11. Look on
To watch an event or an activity without taking part in it or getting involved

  • I looked on as my friends danced around the room.

12. Look out
Warning someone to be careful or to be vigilant

  • Look out! There is broken glass on the floor!

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13. Look out for something or someone
Be vigilant; try to notice something or keep an eye out for something or someone in particular

  • Look out for hummingbirds in the garden, they are often seen here.

14. Look out for someone
Take care of someone, protect them and make sure they are alright

  • I have always looked out for my little sister.

15. Look over
Check or revise something, usually quickly

  • Can you look over my thesis and tell me what you think I need to improve?

17. Look to
To rely on someone or something for help or advice

  • We have always looked to our mother for guidance.

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18. Look through
Examine or read something, usually briefly

  • Can you have a look through this report before I hand it to the boss please?

19. To be looking up
Getting better or improving

  • Our financial situation finally seems to be looking up.

20. Look something up
To search for information

  • We can look up the restaurant’s address on the internet.

21. Look someone up
Go to visit someone; find an old friend

  • Look me up if you are ever in Ireland!

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22. Look up to someone
To admire or respect someone

  • I have always looked up to my father.

23. Look upon/on someone or something
To consider or regard someone or something in a particular way

  • I have always looked upon/on my mother as a friend.

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24. Look away
To turn your eyes away from someone or something that gives a bad feeling such as fear, shame, pain, disgust or embarrassment

  • I looked away as the doctor peeled the bandage off my arm.
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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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