#230: 16 Expressions and Phrasal Verbs with ‘Look’ for Daily Conversations

In today’s podcast, Andrea and Ollie teach you lots of expressions and phrasal verbs with the word look, which is an extremely useful word that you can use in a variety of different everyday situations. When it comes to phrasal verbs, we know that they tend to be difficult to learn, that’s why we’re teaching them to you with their context and funny stories of when we have used them. So, you’ll learn the phrasal verbs for some standard verbs like inspect, reflect, search, investigate. This will make your English much more diverse and natural sounding!

Words You’ll Learn:

  • People watching
  • Put up (with something)
  • Handsome, pretty, good-looking
  • Cringe
  • Give the evil eye 
  • Recharge your batteries
  • Bend over backwards

Quick Definitions:

  • Creepy: making you feel nervous and slightly frightened.
  • Be glued to something: to look at something with all your attention. 
  • Rainbow: a large curve of different colors that can appear in the sky when there is both sun and rain.
  • Put makeup on: apply makeup. Makeup is cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance.
  • Ashamed: feeling very sorry and embarrassed because of something you have done.  
  • Cringeworthy: causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness.
  • Outfit: a set of clothes worn together, especially for a special occasion.
  • Go off: Andrea said “a phone going off”, which means ringing. 
  • Burn out: to work so hard over a period of time that you become unable to continue working because you are tired, ill, or unable to think of any new ideas.
  • Cheesy: Sentimental and/or dramatic.
  • Sibling: brother or sister.
  • Tilt: to move a part of your body, especially your head or chin, upwards or to the side.
  • A period of hardship: a difficult period.
  • Glimmer of hope: if something glimmers, it produces or reflects a faint, gentle, often unsteady light.
  • People who are wealthy(ier)“: rich. 
  • Views that are narrow-minded“: not willing to accept opinions, beliefs, behaviors, etc. that are unusual or different from one’s own.
  • Disheartened: having lost determination or confidence; dispirited.
  • Inconclusive: not leading to a firm conclusion or result; not ending doubt or dispute.

Kickass Quote

“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton


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