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.
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.
Phrasal Verbs with Look - Infographic
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.