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Dennis Oliver's Phrasal Verbs: L
lay off (separable): dismiss someone from a job because of
lack of work or money (not because of poor performance)
"I feel really sorry Sally's family. Her father was
laid off yesterday."
leave out (separable): forget; omit.
"Oh, no! When I made the list of those who attended
the meeting, I left your name out!"
let down (separable): disappoint.
"I know I let you down when I didn't do
what I promised. I'm really sorry."
let up (no object): become less intense or slower.
"It's been raining hard for a long time. Will it ever
look back on (inseparable): remember; reflect on / consider
something in the past.
"When they looked back on their many years
together, they realized that their marriage had been a very happy
look down on (inseparable): hold in contempt; regard as
"It's not surprising that Fred has few friends. He
seems to look down on anyone who doesn't like
the same things that he does."
look forward to (inseparable): anticipate pleasantly; think
about a pleasant thing before it happens
"I'm really looking forward to vacation. I
can't wait for it to begin!"
look in on (inseparable): visit in order to check
something's / someone's condition.
"My father just came home from the hospital. I plan to
look in on him today after I finish work."
look into (inseparable): investigate / get more details
"Someone said there was a meeting at 9:30 but I
haven't heard anything about it. Shall I look into it?"
look like (inseparable): resemble (in appearance).
"Does he look like his father or his mother?"
look over (separable): check; review.
"I think I may have some typos in this report. Could
you look it over?"
look up (1. separable): find something in a reference work.
"I'm sorry, but I don't know what that word means.
I'll have to look it up."
look up (2. separable): find where someone lives or works
and visit him/her.
"Thanks for giving me your brother's address. When I'm
in Chicago next month, I'll be sure to look him up."
look up to (inseparable): respect.
"Everyone looks up to Joyce because she always
makes time to help others."
luck out (no object): be unexpectedly lucky.
"Gloria was worried because she wasn't prepared to
give a report at the meeting, but she lucked out because the
meeting was postponed."