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How ________ times have I told you?

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    This diagram illustrates some of the most useful phrasal verbs formed with look. The meaning of the phrasal verb is given in brackets.



    Here are a few more useful phrasal verbs based on look. All of them are illustrated below in a business context but they can also, of course, be used in other situations.

    - Please look through the proposal and let me know what you think. [examine]
    - Iíve looked over your proposal but I still need to read the fine print, [examined quickly] Business is looking up at last. [starting to improve]
    - When you go to New York, be sure to look up our representative there. [find and visit]
    - We are looking to the Far East for an increase in sales. [depending on]
    - The company seems to be looking ahead to a bright future. [planning for the future]


    Here are some other useful expressions based on look.

    - Try to look on the bright side of things, [be cheerful in spite of difficulties]
    - Heís beginning to look his age. [appear as old as he really is]
    - Theyíre always on the lookout for new talent, [searching for]
    - I donít like the look of those black clouds, [what I see suggests trouble ahead]
    - Thereís going to be a heavy thunderstorm, by the look(s) of it. [It appears probable.
    (This expression usually comes at the end of the sentence.)]
    - I know sheís hiding something when she wonít look me in the eye. [look directly at someone without fear or guilt]
    - The officer looked the men up and down and then started to tell them what he thought of them in no uncertain terms. [inspect closely in order to judge]
    - Everyone hates being made to look small. [appear unimportant or silly]
    - She looks down her nose at anyone who is no good at sport. [regards as unimportant or socially inferior]
    - Itís not much to look at but itís comfortable. [not attractive in appearance]
    - The office has been given a new look over the weekend. [a fresh and more up-to-date appearance]
    - Look before you leap. [Think before you act boldly.]
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