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English definition of “look up”

look up

phrasal verb with look     /lʊk/ verb
to become better: Our financial situation is looking up.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
(Definition of look up from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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