From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook after somebody/something phrasal verb especially British English1LOOK AFTER somebodyto take care of someone by helping them, giving them what they need, or keeping them safe syn take care ofDon’t worry, I’ll look after the kids tomorrow.Susan looked after us very well. She’s an excellent cook.You could tell that the horse had been well looked after.2LOOK AFTER somethingRESPONSIBLEto be responsible for dealing with something syn take care ofI’m leaving you here to look after the business until I get back.3look after yourself spokenGOODBYE used when you are saying goodbye to someone in a friendly way4can look after yourselfINDEPENDENT PERSON to not need anyone else to take care of youDon’t worry about Maisie – she can look after herself. →look→ See Verb table
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look after • How can I find children who need looking after?• I have about 3 times as much glass to look after.• Well, I have no confused young to look after.• She told me so; told me he looked after her when no one else did.• He had to look after his dahlias.• I look after the sheep and I prepare the wood for winter.• His job includes looking after under-21 teams.• I searched for her last night so that she could look after you.well looked after• He will be well looked after.• Of the four new breeds, three are in no trouble providing they are well looked after.• This area was relatively well looked after.• Visitors to Sir Geoffrey Gillington were well looked after.• They were well looked after and were given plenty of beer, cigarettes and extras at Christmas time.• We were extremely well looked after by Per Sorum, a sprightly 70-plus year old who had a beautiful house in Aasen.• He was happy and well looked after in this home.• He believes the inspector should ensure children are reasonably well looked after, not change a school's culture.look after yourself• Concentrate on the truth, advised Eric Gill, and let beautylook after itself.• No doubt many more boys were up to the same tricks, but convention ruled that they were better able to look after themselves.• Respecting yourself meanslooking after yourself.• The pup must now look after itself.• We have shelteredaccommodation, with understandingprofessionalstaff, for blind men and women who are unable to look after themselves.• That's all for now, look after yourselves, and make sure you don't overdo things, Gwen.• You knew how to look after yourself, he said.• Remember, at the same time as you are looking after yourself, you are protecting them.can look after yourself• But now she can look after herself.• It is generally assumed that at postgraduate level and aboveuserscan look after themselves.