look after

look after
verb
keep under careful scrutiny (Freq. 5)
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Keep an eye on this prisoner!

Hypernyms: ↑watch, ↑look out, ↑watch out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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'look after'
If you look after someone or something, you take care of them.

She will look after the children during their holidays.

It doesn't worry me who owns the club so long as it is looked after.

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'look for'
If you look for someone or something, you try to find them.

Were you looking for me, Miss Nicandra?

He looked for his shoes under the bed.

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take care of

women who stay at home to look after children

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look after [phrasal verb]
look after (someone or something) : to take care of (someone or something)

They hired a babysitter to look after the children.

I can look after myself.

He looks after his aging parents.

They asked a friend to look after their house while they were away.

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Main Entry:look

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:

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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 — 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 — 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… …   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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