Definition of look after in English:

look after

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phrasal verb

  • look after someone or somethingTake care of someone or something.

    ‘Meg is expected to come straight home from school and look after her younger sister’
    • ‘I'm quite capable of looking after myself’
    • ‘paintings here are incredibly well looked after’
    • ‘Patients will be treated on a day care basis and be looked after by a team of specialist eye nurses.’
    • ‘She also looked after and nursed her mother for many years up to the time of her death.’
    • ‘Henrietta looks after her horses with tender loving care and knows how to do a good training job.’
    • ‘He had told police colleagues he could not attend because he was looking after a sick relative.’
    • ‘My wife, Tracy, is a part-time student and she looks after William, our three-year-old.’
    • ‘A society is judged by how it looks after the people who are most vulnerable.’
    • ‘He works hard all day and then he looks after his children at night.’
    • ‘There are about 60,000 children and young people who are looked after by local authorities in England.’
    • ‘As parents, we often spend all our time looking after everyone else in the family and forget about ourselves.’
    take care of, care for, attend to, tend, mind, minister to, take charge of, supervise, protect, guard
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