look after


look after
1) PHRASAL VERB If you look after someone or something, you do what is necessary to keep them healthy, safe, or in good condition.

[V P n] I love looking after the children...

[V P n] People don't look after other people's property in the same way as they look after their own.

Syn:
take care of
2) PHRASAL VERB If you look after something, you are responsible for it and deal with it or make sure it is all right, especially because it is your job to do so.

[V P n] ...the farm manager who looks after the day-to-day organization...

[V P n] We'll help you look after your finances.

Syn:
attend to

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • look\ after — • look after • see after v To watch over; attend to. John s mother told him to look after his younger brother. When he went to Europe, Mr. Jenkins left his son to see after the business. Syn.: take care of(1) Compare: look out(3) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • look after — (someone/something) to be responsible for someone or something. A neighbor will look after the dogs while we re away. Related vocabulary: take care of someone/something …   New idioms dictionary

  • look after — ► look after take care of. Main Entry: ↑look …   English terms dictionary

  • look after — index concern (care), conduct, control (regulate), direct (supervise), foster, handle ( …   Law dictionary

  • look after — verb keep under careful scrutiny (Freq. 5) Keep an eye on this prisoner! • Hypernyms: ↑watch, ↑look out, ↑watch out • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebo …   Useful english dictionary

  • look after — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms look after : present tense I/you/we/they look after he/she/it looks after present participle looking after past tense looked after past participle looked after 1) a) look after someone/something to take care… …   English dictionary

  • look after — also[see after] {v.} To watch over; attend to. * /John s mother told him to look after his younger brother./ * /When he went to Europe, Mr. Jenkins left his son to see after the business./ Syn.: TAKE CARE OF(1). Compare: LOOK OUT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look after — also[see after] {v.} To watch over; attend to. * /John s mother told him to look after his younger brother./ * /When he went to Europe, Mr. Jenkins left his son to see after the business./ Syn.: TAKE CARE OF(1). Compare: LOOK OUT(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look after — verb To watch or protect; to keep safe. He asked me to look after his daughter while he was away …   Wiktionary

  • look after — phr verb Look after is used with these nouns as the object: ↑baby, ↑health, ↑interest, ↑kid, ↑relative, ↑sick, ↑thing …   Collocations dictionary


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