Look down on – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To look down on somebody, or something, is to believe that you are more important than somebody, or that something is not good enough for you.

Examples of use:

1. Mr Mason has been promoted to head clerk and now he looks down on the rest of the office staff.

2. There’s no need to look down on the canteen food. It’s good enough for everyone else here.

3. I don’t like her. I always think she’s looking down on me because she’s wealthy and I’m not.

look down on
present simple
look down on and looks down on
-ing form
looking down on
past simple
looked down on
past participle
looked down on

Do you know someone who looks down on everyone?

See also, look up to

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