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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