look after

look after
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "look after":
present tense I/you/we/they look after he/she/it looks after present participle looking after past tense looked after past participle looked after
1)
a) look after someone/something to take care of someone or something and make certain that they have everything they need

It's hard work looking after three children all day.

be well looked after:

You could tell that the car had been well looked after.

b) be able to look after yourself to not need anyone else to take care of you
2) look after something to be responsible for something

an organization that looks after the interests of artists

Who's looking after the department while you're away?

3) look after something (for someone) to take care of something that belongs to someone else and make certain it is not damaged or stolen
4) look after yourself
British spoken used for saying goodbye to someone you know well

English dictionary. 2014.

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