English version

look after somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook after somebody/something phrasal verb especially British English1 LOOK AFTER somebodyto take care of someone by helping them, giving them what they need, or keeping them safe syn take care of Don’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.2 LOOK AFTER somethingRESPONSIBLEto be responsible for dealing with something syn take care of I’m leaving you here to look after the business until I get back.3 look after yourself spokenGOODBYE used when you are saying goodbye to someone in a friendly way4 can look after yourselfINDEPENDENT PERSON to not need anyone else to take care of you Don’t worry about Maisie – she can look after herself. look→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
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 afterHe 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 yourselfConcentrate on the truth, advised Eric Gill, and let beauty look 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 means looking after yourself.The pup must now look after itself.We have sheltered accommodation, with understanding professional staff, 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 yourselfBut now she can look after herself.It is generally assumed that at postgraduate level and above users can look after themselves.
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Verb table
look
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylook
he, she, itlooks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylooked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave looked
he, she, ithas looked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad looked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill look
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have looked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam looking
he, she, itis looking
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you, we, theyare looking
Past
I, he, she, itwas looking
you, we, theywere looking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been looking
he, she, ithas been looking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been looking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be looking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been looking
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