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Phrasal Verbs

look after

This page is about the phrasal verb look after

Meaning

to make sure something or someone has everything they need and is healthy

Synonym

take care of

For example

  • look after sb When I'm too old to look after myself, my children will look after me, I hope.

  • look after sth Can you look after my bag while I go to the toilet?

Nouns often used as objects with look after: baby, children, parents, patient, pet, plant

Quick Quiz

My friend has asked me to look after his dog because

a. he can't find it

b. he's going away for a few days

c. his dog can be dangerous

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