LOOK AFTER – phrasal verb – meanings and examples

The English phrasal verb LOOK AFTER has the following meaning:

1. Look after = to take care of someone/something

(transitive) When you make sure that someone/something is safe and well. To take care of someone (or something) by doing what is needed to keep them well or in good condition. You can look after another person OR yourself.

  • I looked after my sister while my mother was at work.
  • My parents went on vacation for a week so I had to look after their dog.
  • Could you look after the baby while I am in the shower please?
  • You could tell that he has always looked after his car. It still runs well after all of these years.
  • You are pregnant, you should look after yourself more.

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LOOK AFTER - Meaning and examples of this English Phrasal Verb

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