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Phrasal Verbs

look up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb look up (2)

Meaning

If a situation is looking up, it seems to be getting better.

Synonym

improve

For example

  • look up For the first time in a month my stocks are rising, so things are looking up at last.

  • look up Last month's sales weren't so good, but things are looking up this month. We've already had lots of orders.

Note:
Mostly used in the phrase "things are looking up".

Quick Quiz

Our team lost its first two games, but things are looking up after yesterday's game when they

a. didn't try hard

b. beat a top team

c. were easily beaten

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