- (transitive) To follow with the eyes; to look in the direction of (someone or something departing). [from 10th c.]
- (transitive, now, regional) To seek out, to look for. [from 14th c.]
- My subject does not oblige me to look after the water, or point forth the place where to it is now retreated.
- 1775, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Duenna, II.4:
- I have sent my intended husband to look after my lover […] .
- (transitive, obsolete) To expect, look forward to. [14th–18th c.]
- (transitive) To care for; to keep safe. [from 14th c.]
- He asked me to look after his daughter while he was away.
- (transitive) To have as one's business; to manage, be responsible for. [from 16th c.]
- French: occuper, garder, veiller, soigner
- German: kümmern, pflegen
- Portuguese: cuidar
- Russian: забо́титься
- Spanish: cuidar