look sth up
— phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us /lʊk/ verb
- How can you look the word up if you don't know how to spell it?
- The software looks up words automatically.
- Does anybody look up slang words in the dictionary?
- I had to look up the word 'possession' to check how to spell it.
- You could try looking him up in a dictionary of biography.
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