Phrasal verbs – Part 6
Phrasal verb meaning example sentence
let someone down: fail to support or help, disappoint: I need you to be on time. Don’t let me down this time.
let someone in: allow to enter: Can you let the cat in before you go to school?
log in (or on): sign in (to a website, database etc): I can’t log in to Facebook because I’ve forgotten my password.
log out (or off): sign out (of a website, database etc): If you don’t log off somebody could get into your account.
look after someone/something: take care of: I have to look after my sick grandmother.
look down on someone: think less of, consider inferior: Ever since we stole that chocolate bar your dad has looked down on me.
look for someone/something: try to find: I’m looking fora red dress for the wedding.
look forward to something: be excited about the future: I’m looking forward to the Christmas break.
look into something: investigate: We are going to look into the price of snowboards today.
look out: be careful, vigilant, and take notice: Look out! That car’s going to hit you!
look out for someone/something: be especially vigilant for: Don’t forget to look out for snakes on the hiking trail.
look something over: check, examine: Can you look over my essay for spelling mistakes?
look something up: search and find information in a reference book or database: We can look her phone number up on the Internet.
look up to someone: have a lot of respect for: My little sister has always looked up to me.
make something up: invent, lie about something: Josie made up a story about why we were late.
make up: forgive each other: We were angry last night, but we made up at breakfast.
make someone up: apply cosmetics to: My sisters made me up for my graduation party.
mix something up: confuse two or more things: I mixed up the twins’ names again!