Learn English phrasal verbs with look. Using phrasal verbs in English speaking will make you sound more natural and improve your fluency.
But don’t overuse phrasal verbs in your English speaking! You don’t need to use them in every sentence.
Using collocations for English speaking and writing can make you more easily understood and help you speak like a native.
List of phrasal verbs with look
Phrasal Verbs with look
Today we are going to continue learning common phrasal verbs with English. We have already looked at phrasal verbs with the verb TAKE. And we learnt 10 phrasal verbs with TAKE and their meanings. Today we are going to look at 10 phrasal verbs with LOOK and their meanings.
Let’s review quickly what a phrasal verb is. Generally a phrasal verb consists of two parts. The first part being a verb, and the second is a preposition or an adverbial particle. A preposition or a particle are used to change the meaning of the verb so together as a phrase they introduce a completely different meaning.
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Our list of Phrasal Verbs with LOOK
Meaning: to be responsible for someone/something, to take care of someone/something
Mum was looking after me when I was sick.
Don’t worry, I’ll look after the grocery shopping this week.
Meaning: to get better (about a situation)
Things are starting to look up, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
2. to look for something (an address, etc) in a book, list, or on the internet
I looked up this problem on the Internet and I didn’t find anything.
look something up
Meaning: to search for information about something
I don’t know what this word means, I’ll look it up in the dictionary.
Meaning: to make a very short visit
I’ll look in tomorrow on the way home.
Meaning: to investigate something
I’ll look into this issue, and I’ll give you an update tomorrow.
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Meaning: to search for something, to hope to get something
I am currently looking for a new job.
Meaning: to watch something inactively, not participating
Always look on the bright side of life!
Meaning: to be careful, to be alert
Look out! There’s a car coming.
1. to turn your head
He heard a voice behind him so he looked around but couldn’t see anyone.
2. to look for things for pleasure, for example in a shop, museum
He looked around the museum and then went to the café.
Meaning: to think about the past
There’s no point looking back – you can never retrieve the past.
Meaning: to think about the future
What do you want to do in the future? Look ahead.
Looking ahead, the company plans to use its new capital to speed up the development of its finance platform.
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