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Look down on (someone)

1. (inseparable) To think you’re better than someone.
  • “Just because they disagree with you doesn’t mean you can look down on them.”
  • “I hate it when someone looks down on me.”

Look up

1.   “Look up” – (intransitive) When a situation becomes better or improves.
  • “I really hope things will start to look up in the new year.”
  • “He was really struggling with the breakup, but now things are starting to look up.”
2.   “Look up (someone/something) – (separable) To search and find a piece of information in a book, list, or computer.

You can also look for a person’s name or information relevant to their name.

  • “It’s really easy to look words up online when I read ebooks.”
  • “If you look up Marilyn Monroe, you’ll see all the movies she was in.”
3.   “Look up (someone/something) – (separable) To visit or see someone.
  • “My dad likes to look up old friends when he travels to Malaysia.”
  • Look me up whenever you’re in Melbourne.”
4.   “Look up to (someone) – (inseparable) To admire and respect someone.
  • “When you were younger, was there anyone you looked up to?”
  • “They always looked up to their boss.”

Original post: 27 September 2020

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