Podcast #61 Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

look after

He looks after the children while his wife works.

I will look after your garden when you are on vacation.

Her husband died and she has no one to look after her.

We should all look after our own mental and physical health.

look around

She looked around the store but did not buy anything.

I spent the day looking around the city.

look away

I had to look away when he uncovered his wound.

Don’t look away when people are suffering.

look back on

How do you feel when you look back on your childhood?

I look back on my college years with a smile on my face.

Someday we will look back on this argument and laugh.

look down on

She looks down on me because I have no college degree.

We shouldn’t look down on people because they are homeless.

Some book lovers look down on e-books.

look for

Where should I look for a cheap apartment?

My grandson looked everywhere for a red shirt.

Are you looking for me?

look forward to

The whole class was looking forward to the trip to New York.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

The flood victims have little to look forward to.

The young designer looked forward to his first big assignment.

look in on

To look in on means to visit, usually for a short time.

I looked in on my uncle in the hospital.

Are you going to look in on Aunt Laurie when you are in New York?

look into

I am looking into a trip to South America.

The mayor says he will look into the charges of police brutality.

The airline is looking into buying larger planes.

look like

She looks like her mother.

He looks just like his grandfather.

Sometimes couples start to look like each other.

This part of town looks a lot like Italy.

look on

The crowd just looked on as the man was being attacked.

The world looked on when the genocide was taking place.

look out, look out for

Look out! There’s a big stone on the road.

You have to look out for bears when you hike in Alaska.

My apartment looked out over the center of the city.

Every room in the hotel looks out on the lake.

Look out for my friend Patrick when you go to the opera.

Tell me what to look out for at the new shopping mall.

look over

Could you look over my essay before I hand it in?

Could you look my essay over before I hand it in?

I looked over the changes in the contract.

I looked over the changes in the contract over.

look to

Many youngsters look to their parents as models of proper living.

The young composer looked to nature for inspiration.

The flood victims looked to the government for help.

look up

She looked up the word “gratitude” in the dictionary.

She looked the word “gratitude” up in the dictionary.

My mother looked up her old friend when she was in Chicago.

My mother looked her old friend up when she was in Chicago.

look up to

My little brother always looked up to me.

People used to look up to lawyers more than they do today.

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