Learn English phrasal verbs | Look up

Are things looking up for you? Who do you look up to? Watch this video lesson and find out all the meanings of look up to help you understand English phrasal verbs...

English phrasal verbs are essential in talking about the way we live. For example, what do you think about this video encouraging us to look up from our phones?

However, not everyone was happy about the message telling us to look up more often...

If we don't look up more often, this could happen...

Finally, check out this clever British Airways campaign encouraging everybody to #lookup...

So how do you remember English phrasal verbs? Tell us in the comments below...

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Normally when we use the phrasal verb look up we mean to look for information in a book like in a dictionary or an encyclopedia, so you can look up the meaning of a word in a dictionary.

But we can also say that things are looking up, which means that things are improving. Things are getting better.

If you look someone up, it means you are trying to find that person, you're trying to get in touch with that person, you're trying to make contact with that person. You could say 'Next time you're in London, look me up!' which means 'Next time you're in London, call me and we'll meet up and do something together'

Finally, you can look up to someone, which means you respect someone. So you can say 'I look up to my parents' or 'I look up to my older brother or my older sister' or 'I look up to my teacher', so this is somebody who I respect.

So who do you look up to?

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