A phrasal verb is a phrase made up of two or three words from different grammatical categories such as a verb and an adverb and/or a preposition. Typically, the meaning isn’t obvious from the individual words. For example, He has often looked down on me. In this case, it means that someone feels another person is less important than them or doesn’t deserve respect.
In this article, we will explore phrasal verbs with «Look». Let’s have a look at them:
LOOK UP TO — respect, admire someone
e. g. He looks up to his mother’s business partner.
LOOK OVER — examine, review
e. g. My lawyer told me to look over the contract before I signed it.
LOOK BACK (ON) — remember, usually with nostalgia
e. g. When I look back on my time at university, it puts a smile on my face.
LOOK ON — observe, be a spectator
e. g. Five people just looked on as the robbers got away with the money.
LOOK OUT — pay attention — be careful — there is danger!
e. g. Look out! There’s a bus coming.
LOOK TO — to hold as leader or director; someone with better or more knowledge
e. g. Many students look to their professors for academic advice.