look up

look up

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects.
    Synonyms: get better, improve, Thesaurus:improve
    Things started looking up after Jim moved back in with his parents.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a source (chiefly textual sources) by reading or looking.
    Synonyms: consult
    I didn't know what a mitochondrion was until I looked it up in a dictionary.
  3. (transitive) To track down or search for (someone that one used to know).
    Synonyms: search, track down
  4. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see look, up
    We stayed up late to look up at the stars.
Related terms Translations
  • German: hochsehen, nach oben sehen
  • Russian: смотре́ть вверх
  • Russian: улучша́ться
  • Spanish: mejorar

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