Phrasal Verb LOOK
The phrasal verb look does, indeed, take on many forms. You'll find most, if
not all, listed below.
Study the list and do the exercise that follows. Then check your answers
Afterwards, go to another page of phrasal verbs and work your way through the
exercises that are available on this site.
LOOK AFTER = take care of someone or something
When my brother is out of town, I look after the cats.
(ON) = remember, usually with
When I look back on my time at university, it puts a smile on my face.
ON = see something or someone as
Many Americans used to look down on Japanese made cars. They don't
LOOK FOR = search for, seek
I think I lost my car keys. Will you help me look for them?
TO = anticipate with pleasure
I am looking forward to visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
LOOK INTO = A. investigate B. see in a mirror
A. The group is looking into vacationing together.
B. What do you see when you look into the mirror?
LOOK ON = observe, be a spectator
Five people just looked on as the robbers got away with the money.
LOOK OUT = pay attention - be careful - there is danger!
Look out! There's a bus coming.
LOOK OVER = examine, review
My lawyer told me to look over the contract before I signed it.
LOOK TO = to hold as leader or director; someone with better or more knowledge
Many students look to their professors for academic advice.
LOOK UP = A. find in a dictionary B. find and visit someone
A. You must look up new vocabulary words in your dictionary.
B. You should look me up if you are ever in Greece,
LOOK UP TO = respect, admire someone
He looks up to his mother's business partner.
Phrasal Verb LOOK exercise
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