The huge and varied treasure of English vocabulary makes us learn more and more useful things. So how much vocabulary have you collected for yourself? In the definition section, let us explore phrasal verb with look, common verbs. At the same time the phrases go and the words related to it.
1. Meaning & usage of Look
“Look” is both a verb and a commonly used noun. For look in 2 different cases.
2. Look is a verb
– Look refers to something we can see.
Ex: Dan looked at her bag yesterday.
(Dan looked at her bag yesterday)
– When we want to search for people or objects, we can use Look
Ex: A: My mother doesn’t know where the keys are. She has looked everywhere.
(My mom doesn’t know where the key is. She searched everywhere)
B: Can I help you?
(Can I help you?)
– Look is used to describe someone’s appearance
Ex: My aunt looks luxurious.
(My aunt looks so luxurious)
– When you want to express your thought about something in a specific way
Ex: Her brother thinks that success is being rich, but she doesn’t look at it like that.
(Her brother thinks that success must be rich, but she doesn’t think like that)
– Look is used to give your opinion on the possibility that something will happen or be true.
Ex: I look certain to win this competition.
(I will definitely win this competition)
– When you want someone to look at something surprising or interesting, we can use Look
Ex: Look! There is Jasson.
(Look! That’s Jasson)
3. Look is a noun
– Look is a look, a gaze. Usually the singular noun.
Ex: She took one look at the store.
(She took one glance at the store)
– Look means search
Ex: Jane has had a great look for 2 weeks.
(Jane had a great search in the last 2 weeks)
– Look is appearance, appearance; usually the plural noun.
Ex: Sunny is starting to lose her looks.
(Sunny’s beauty starts to decline).
4. Common words about Look
What is look like?
Look like often means what looks like, whose appearance or something
Ex: This twins look like their father.
(These twins look like their father)
Questions with Look like
WHAT + DO / DOES + S + LOOK LIKE?
Ex: What does your sister look like?
(What does your sister look like?)
5. What is look for?
Look for: find, search
Ex: I am still looking for a new job.
(I’m still looking for a new job)
6. What is look to?
Look to mean expectation, hope
Ex: This company is looking to increase its sale in Vietnam.
(This company is hoping to increase sales in Vietnam).
S + (look) + to somebody + for something
This structure describes hoping someone will provide you with something
Ex: We looked to the govement for additional support.
(We hope the Government further supports us)
7. Be like
Be like = Look like = looks like, it seems
Ex: What is the weather like today?
(What’s the weather like today?)
WHAT + BE + S + LIKE?
Ex: What is your father like?
(What is your father like?)
8. Idioms, slang words of Look
look about: wait
look about for: find, look around
look about one: look around, weigh, think carefully
look after: take care
look at: look, look, watch
look away: turn away
look back: look back, hesitate, come back
look back upon (to): look back (remember the past)
look down: discount
look down upon / on: pretend
look forward to: wait for news, expect
look in: look in, drop by
look into: look inward, toward
look out: watch out, watch out
look out for: watch for what happens
look over: review, test
look round: look around, think, consider, consider
look towards: toast, good health
look upon: see as, consider as
look black: looks angry
look blue: it looks sad, disappointed
look alive: hurry up, hurry up
look down one’s nose at: disdain
look in the face: look straight to the face
Don’t look a gift – horse in the mouth: don’t criticize the waist
look through color of spectacles: look at things wrong
agian oneself look: looks better
look someone up and down: look from head to toe