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look up to

Meaning: If someone looks up to another person, they respect or admire them.

Synonym: respect, admire

For example:

  • look up to sb Most boys look up to sports stars, and some even dream of being like them when they grow up.

  • look up to sb I always looked up to my older cousin, until I saw him hit his girlfriend. I never respected him again after that.

Quick Quiz:

Parents teach their children to look up to
  1. very tall people
  2. their teachers
  3. the sky

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