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  1. 1
    [transitive] to try to find a particular piece of information by looking in a book or on a list, or by using a computer
    I didn’t know what “loquacious” meant and had to look it up in a dictionary.
  2. 3
    [intransitive] [usually progressive] if a situation is looking up, it is getting better
    things are looking up (for): Finally, things are looking up for me.
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