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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylook out for
he/she/itlooks out for
present participlelooking out for
past tenselooked out for
past participlelooked out for
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  1. 1
    look out for someone to take care of someone and make sure that they are treated well

    I’m the oldest, and I always look out for my younger sisters.

    1. a.
      look out for yourself/number one to think only about yourself, and not worry or care about other people
  2. 2
    look out for someone/something to look carefully at people or things around you in order to try to find a particular person or thing

    We were told to look out for a blue van.

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