Phrasal Verbs with Look, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs with Look, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Look round

to visit a place and look at the things in it

I will spend all day looking round the city.


Look on

to watch sth happen without taking part in it

Look on the bright side –no one was badly hurt.


Look forward to

something that is going to happen

He had worked hard and was looking forward to his retirement.


Look for

to search

You must look for hotels elsewhere.


Look out

to warn sb for danger

Look out, he’s got a gun!


Look through

to examine or to read quickly

He looked through his notes before the lecture.