Phrasal Verbs with LOOK

04/04/2022 · Tips for improving your written and oral english

Phrasal Verbs with Look that can be useful for enriching your vocabulary.

1. Look after

To take care of someone or something

I need to find someone who can look after my dogs this weekend while I’m on holiday.

2. Look ahead

To think about and plan the future

Let’s look ahead to next month’s projected sales figures.

3. Look around/round

Visit a place and see what is there

Do you want to have a look around/round town this afternoon?

4. Look at

To consider or examine something, usually before making a decision

We will have to look at all the proposals before coming to any decision.

To read something quickly

Can you have a look at the notes I gave you last week?

To confront or face something

He is looking at a large fine if he doesn’t comply with the court order

5. Look back

To think about something in the past

When I look back on my childhood, I realise how lucky I was to not have any responsibilities.

6. Look down on

To consider someone inferior; to believe that you are better than someone else

I hate the way that our boss looks down on us; she treats us as if we are less important than her.

7. Look for

Try to find or search for someone or something

Can you help me look for my keys? I seem to have mislaid them.

8. Look forward to

To be excited about something that will happen in the future

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year, as my family are coming to visit.

9. Look in on

To visit someone for a short time

Look in on your grandmother on your way home to make sure she has everything she needs.

10. Look into

To investigate or find out more about something

I don’t have that information to hand but I will look into it and get back to you.

11. Look on

To watch an event or an activity without taking part in it or getting involved

I looked on as my friends danced around the room.

12. Look out

Warning someone to be careful or to be vigilant

Look out! There is broken glass on the floor!