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look up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of look up

  1. 1 to go in search of <be sure to look me up if you're ever in town> Synonyms cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, seek, pursue, quest, search (for or out), shop (for)Related Words ferret (out), root (out)Near Antonyms hide, lose; ignore, neglect

  2. 2 to become glad or hopeful <by the next morning, the skies had begun to clear and we were looking up> Synonyms brighten, buck up, lighten, cheer, perk (up)Related Words rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, heartenNear Antonyms despair, despond; brood, fret, mopeAntonyms darken, sadden




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