French translation of 'look up'
1. (= glance upwards) lever les yeux
He looked up from his newspaper. Il leva les yeux de son journal.
2. (= improve) [situation] s’améliorer
Things are looking up for us. Ça va mieux pour nous.
separable transitive verblook
1. [word] chercher
If you don’t know a word, look it up in the dictionary. Si vous ne connaissez pas un mot, cherchez-le dans le dictionnaire.
2. [friend] passer voir
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Example Sentences Including 'look up'
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A change in the rhythm of his father's breathing made him look up.HE SHALL THUNDER IN THE SKY (2000)
The squatting man, suddenly irritated, sat back to look up at her.MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
The producer didn't look up, seeming to pay inordinate attention to the signature he'd just written.THE SOUND OF MURDER
He had to lean far back to look up at Abraham Sinclair's rich house.MAN'S LOVING FAMILY
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In Common Usage. look up is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'look up' in Other Languages
British English: look up /lʊk ʌp/ VERB
If you look up a piece of information, you find it out by looking in a book or list.
I looked your address up in your file.
- American English: look up
- Arabic: يَبْحَثُ عَنْ
- Brazilian Portuguese: consultar
- Chinese: 查寻
- Croatian: potražiti
- Czech: vyhledat
- Danish: slå op i bog
- Dutch: opzoeken
- European Spanish: consultar
- Finnish: tarkistaa
- French: chercher
- German: hinaufblicken
- Greek: αναζητώ
- Italian: cercare
- Japanese: 調べる
- Korean: 찾아보다
- Norwegian: se opp
- Polish: podnieść oczy
- European Portuguese: procurar
- Romanian: a căuta
- Russian: искать (в справочнике)
- Spanish: buscar
- Swedish: slå upp
- Thai: ค้นหาศัพท์หรือข้อมูล
- Turkish: bakmak sözlüğe/ansiklopediye
- Ukrainian: відшукувати
- Vietnamese: tra
Translation of look up from the Collins English to French Dictionary