Phrasal Verbs

look up to

This page is about the phrasal verb look up to


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


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

a. very tall people

b. their teachers

c. the sky

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