look out for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
  1. 1
    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.

  2. 2
    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.

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See also main entry: look