English Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

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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

LOOK AFTER – 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 grocery shopping this week.

LOOK UP – 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, on the internet

I looked up for this problem on the Internet and I didn’t find anything.

TO LOOK SOMETHING UP – to search information about something

I don’t know what this words means, I’ll look it up in the dictionary.

LOOK IN  – to make a very short visit

I’ll look in tomorrow on the way home.

LOOK INTO – to investigate something

I’ll into this issue, and I’ll give you an update tomorrow.

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LOOK FOR – to search for something, to hope to get something

I am currently looking for a new job.

LOOK ON – to watch something inactively, not participating

Always look on the bright side of life!

LOOK OUT – 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 round but couldn’t see anyone.

2. to look for things for pleasure, for example in a shop, museum

He looked round the museum and then went to the café.

LOOK BACK – to think about the past

There’s no point looking back – you can never retrieve the past.

LOOK AHEAD – to think about the future

What do you want to do in the future? Look ahead.

More Information

For more information on English Phrasal Verbs, English Expressions and English Grammar, click on the links below:

English Expressions with LOOK

English Phrasal Verbs with PUT

How to use the Present Continuous Tense

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