look on

This page is about the phrasal verb look on.

Meaning: to watch an event or an activity without being involved in it

Synonym: watch

For example:

  • look on The kids looked on in amazement as their teacher showed them how to do all the latest dance moves.

  • look on A large crowd looked on as the parade made its way down the street.

Quick Quiz:

The people who are looking on during a sporting event are called

a. athletes

b. referees or umpires

c. spectators

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