Phrasal verbs are ‘multi-word verbs’ in which one word is a verb while the other may be a preposition or adverb. And, today in this lesson, we are going to see 10 phrasal verbs starting with the verb LOOK. Make sure to learn these to improve your English Speaking.
Phrasal verbs with Look
Given below is the list of 10 Phrasal Verbs with Look:
1. Look back on
Meaning: remember; reflect on/consider something in the past
Example: When they looked back on their many years together, they realized that their marriage had been a very happy one.
2. Look down on
Meaning: hold in contempt; regard as inferior
Example: It’s not surprising that David has few friends. he seems to look down on anyone who doesn’t like the same things that he does.
3. Look forward to
Meaning: anticipate pleasantly; think about a pleasant thing before it happens
Example: I’m really looking forward to vacation. I can’t wait for it to begin!
4. Look in on
Meaning: visit in order to check something’s/someone’s condition
Example: My father just came back from the hospital. I plan to look in on him today after I finish work.
5. Look into
Meaning: investigate/get more details about something
Example: Someone said there was a meeting at 9:30, but I haven’t heard anything about it. Shall I look into it?
6. Look like
Meaning: resemble (in appearance)
Example: Does she look like her sister or mother?
7. Look over
Meaning: check; review
Example: I think I may have some types in this report. Could you look it over?
8. Look up
Meaning: find something in a reference work
Example: I’m sorry, but I don’t know what that word means. I’ll have to look it up.
9. Look up
Meaning: find where someone lives or works and visit him/her
Example: Thanks for giving me your brother’s contact number. When I’m in Chicago next month, I’ll be sure to look him up.
10. Look up to
Example: Everyone looks up to John because he always makes time to help others.