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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylook after
he/she/itlooks after
present participlelooking after
past tenselooked after
past participlelooked after
  1. 1
    look after someone/something to take care of someone or something and make certain that they have everything they need

    It's hard work looking after three children all day.

    be well looked after:

    You could tell that the car had been well looked after.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of look after
    1. a.
      be able to look after yourself to not need anyone else to take care of you
  2. 2
    look after something to be responsible for something

    an organization that looks after the interests of artists

    Who's looking after the department while you're away?

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of look after
  3. 4
    look after yourself British spoken used for saying goodbye to someone you know well
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of look after
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