English version

look out for somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook out for somebody/something phrasal verb1 LOOK FORto pay attention to what is happening around you, so that you will notice a particular person or thing if you see themlookout Look out for your Aunt while you’re at the station. He’s looking out for a nice apartment downtown.2 SELFISHto try to make sure that someone is treated well My older brother always looked out for me when we were kids.look out for yourself/number one (=think only of the advantages you can get for yourself) look→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
look out for I was provided with a list of about 100 words to look out for.There are other things I look out for.It turns out he was just looking out for himself.We rode a little, walked, talked, played cards in the evening and I looked out for Poppy.To give you an idea of what to look out for, take a look at the photograph opposite.They have a wide view to help them look out for the hunters.The student should look out for them and make a mental note of their fascinating and beautiful effect.Political power is when your friends look out for you without you having to ask.look out for yourself/number oneWe manoeuvre in the world constantly looking out for Number One.
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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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