look up

verb

Definition of look up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cheer up look up—things are not all bad

  3. 2 :  to improve in prospects or conditions business is looking up

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to search for in or as if in a reference work look up an address

  6. 2 :  to seek out especially for a brief visit look me up when you're here

Examples of look up in a Sentence

  1. be sure to look me up if you're ever in town

  2. by the next morning, the skies had begun to clear and we were looking up

First Known Use of look up

14th century



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