look up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theylook up
he/she/itlooks up
present participlelooking up
past tenselooked up
past participlelooked up
  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 ‘loquaciousmeant and had to look it up in a dictionary.

  2. 2
    [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.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to go and see someone who you know when you are visiting the place where they live

    Look me up next time you come to Sydney.

See also main entry: look