Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

look after

look after
Meaning(s)
1) take care of sb/sth
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • look after yourself
  • Analysis
    The phrasal verb look after means 'to take care of'. You might 'look after' a person or an animal, or you can 'look after' a task or a customer. "Would you like to make a booking? I can look after that for you." "I can look after the children when you are at the wedding, if you like."  This is a popular phrasal verb used in both social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm going on holidays. Will you look after my cat while I'm gone?
    2. The curator looked after all the ancient books in the library.
    3. You don't look well. You should really start looking after yourself better.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Could you look after this customer while I deal with the delivery?
    2. Marianna will be looking after you during your onboarding process so if you have any questions you can contact her directly.
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