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English definition of “look after sb/sth”

look after sb/sth

phrasal verb with look     /lʊk/ verb
A2 to take care of or be in charge of someone or something: We look after the neighbours ' cat while they're away. If you look after your clothes they last a lot longer . Don't worry about Mia - she can look after her self .Treating and caring for people
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