Look up (something) – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To look up something (or look something up) is to try and find a piece of information in a book (such as a dictionary, directory, thesaurus or encyclopedia); or by using a computer.

Examples of use:

1. I’m looking up information about grasshoppers.

2. Look up the meaning of new English words in your dictionary.

3. I looked up her telephone number in the telephone directory.

4. Q. What are you doing at the computer?

    A. I’m looking up the population of Brazil for my geography project.

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

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