Verb-Particle Combinations Begin with L (86)

On this page are 86 Verb-Particle Combinations starting with the letter "L".

Base Past Verb Past Participle Present Participle Definitions Example
Land in Landed in Landed in Landing in 1. To arrive at a particular place, especially unexpectedly or unintentionally.

2. To find oneself in a difficult situation or trouble.

3. To obtain or acquire something, often something valuable.

4. To cause someone to be in a difficult or unpleasant situation.

5. To bring an aircraft safely to the ground during a flight.
1. We took a wrong turn and landed in a remote village.

2. He landed in hot water after making those controversial remarks.

3. She landed in a great job with a multinational company.

4. His reckless behavior landed him in trouble with the law.

5. The skilled pilot landed the plane safely despite the stormy weather.
Land with Landed with Landed with Landing with 1. To become burdened or saddled with something, often something negative or undesirable.

2. To be assigned or entrusted with a particular task or responsibility.

3. To receive a particular result or outcome, especially one that is unexpected or unwanted.

4. To confront or experience the consequences of a situation or decision.
1. He landed with a huge debt after his business failed.

2. She landed with the responsibility of managing the project.

3. The company landed with a significant loss due to the economic downturn.

4. They landed with a lot of criticism for their controversial decision.
Lap up Lapped up Lapped up Lapping up 1. To eagerly and enthusiastically enjoy or appreciate something, often without reservation.

2. To believe or accept something uncritically and with great enthusiasm.

3. To drink something, typically by using the tongue to consume a liquid.

4. To take full advantage of an opportunity or situation.
1. She lapped up the praise from her colleagues.

2. The audience lapped up every word of his speech.

3. The thirsty dog lapped up the water from the bowl.

4. He lapped up the chance to travel to exotic destinations as part of his job.
Lark around Larked around Larked around Larking around To engage in playful, silly, or frivolous behavior; to have fun in a carefree manner. The children larked around in the park, laughing and playing games.
Lash out Lashed out Lashed out Lashing out 1. To suddenly express anger, frustration, or criticism towards someone or something.

2. To physically strike out at someone or something in a violent or aggressive manner.

3. To spend money freely or extravagantly.
1. She lashed out at her coworker for taking credit for her idea.

2. He lashed out in anger, hitting the wall with his fist.

3. After receiving his bonus, he lashed out and bought an expensive car.
Lash out against Lashed out against Lashed out against Lashing out against To vehemently criticize or protest against someone or something, often in an angry or forceful manner. She lashed out against the government's new policies during the protest.
Lash out at Lashed out at Lashed out at Lashing out at To suddenly and angrily criticize or attack someone verbally or physically. He lashed out at his coworker in frustration.
Lash out on Lashed out on Lashed out on Lashing out on To express anger or frustration toward someone or something, often in an uncontrolled or aggressive manner. He lashed out on his friend when he found out about the betrayal.
Last for Lasted for Lasted for Lasting for 1. To continue or endure for a specific duration or period of time.

2. To remain in good condition or functional for a certain period.

3. To be sufficient or adequate for a particular purpose or need.
1. The concert lasted for three hours.

2. This refrigerator should last for at least ten years.

3. Will our food supplies last for the entire camping trip?
Latch on Latched on Latched on Latching on 1. To grasp or attach firmly onto something.

2. To understand or comprehend something, often quickly.

3. To become involved in or engaged with a particular activity, idea, or trend.

4. To seize an opportunity or advantage.
1. The baby latched on to its mother's finger.

2. She quickly latched on to the concept and was able to apply it.

3. He latched on to the latest fitness trend and started going to the gym regularly.

4. I need to be ready to latch on to any opportunity that comes my way.
Latch onto Latched onto Latched onto Latching onto 1. To attach oneself firmly to someone or something.

2. To quickly understand or grasp an idea or concept.

3. To become involved in or adopt a particular trend or behavior.
1. The child latched onto his mother's leg in fear.

2. She quickly latched onto the main points of the presentation.

3. Many people latched onto the trend of sustainable living.
Laugh at Laughed at Laughed at Laughing at 1. To find something funny and respond with laughter.

2. To mock or make fun of someone or something in a derisive or scornful manner.
1. The comedian's jokes made the audience laugh at the show.

2. Bullying and laughing at others' misfortunes are hurtful behaviors that should be discouraged.
Laugh off Laughed off Laughed off Laughing off 1. To dismiss or make light of something, often by responding with laughter.

2. To respond to a difficult or awkward situation with humor or laughter to ease tension.

3. To endure or tolerate something unpleasant with humor or a positive attitude.
1. She laughed off the criticism and continued with her work.

2. In awkward situations, he always tries to laugh it off.

3. Despite the challenges, they managed to laugh off the difficulties and enjoy their trip.
Launch into Launched into Launched into Launching into 1. To begin or start something with great energy, enthusiasm, or intensity.

2. To suddenly and aggressively confront someone or something verbally or physically.
1. She launched into a passionate speech about the importance of protecting the environment.

2. He was so angry that he launched into a tirade of insults.
Lay down Laid down Laid down Laying down 1. To put something down, typically in a horizontal position.

2. To establish or enact rules, laws, or guidelines.

3. To state or explain something clearly or firmly.

4. To relax or recline, often in a comfortable position.

5. To provide a foundation or basis for something.
1. He laid down the book on the table.

2. The government decided to lay down new regulations.

3. She laid down the facts of the situation.

4. After a long day's work, he laid down on the couch.

5. The data will lay down the groundwork for our research project.
Lay into Laid into Laid into Laying into 1. To attack or criticize someone severely, either verbally or physically.

2. To start doing something with a lot of energy or enthusiasm.
1. She laid into him for his rude behavior.

2. He laid into his new project with determination and excitement.
Lay off Laid off Laid off Laying off 1. To terminate someone's employment, usually due to budget cuts or lack of work.

2. To stop doing or using something, often temporarily.
1. The company had to lay off several employees due to financial difficulties.

2. I need to lay off the junk food and start eating healthier.
Lay on Laid on Laid on Laying on 1. To apply or spread something, such as paint or toppings, onto a surface.

2. To provide or give something generously or in abundance.

3. To impose or inflict something, often something unpleasant.
1. He laid on a thick layer of paint to cover the old color.

2. The restaurant really lays on the cheese with their pizza.

3. The boss laid on more work for the team.
Lay out Laid out Laid out Laying out 1. To arrange or spread out something systematically.

2. To explain or present something in a clear and organized manner.

3. To spend money on something, especially a significant amount.

4. To knock someone unconscious.
1. She laid out all the ingredients for the recipe.

2. The architect will lay out the plans for the new building.

3. They had to lay out a lot of money for their wedding.

4. He punched him in the face and laid him out cold.
Lay over Laid over Laid over Laying over 1. To stay temporarily at a place during a journey or trip, typically for a short period of time between connecting flights, trains, or buses.

2. To set something down or place it on top of another object.

3. (Informal) To postpone or delay something for a short time.
1. Our flight from New York to Los Angeles will lay over in Chicago for two hours.

2. Lay the blanket over the back of the couch.

3. Let's lay over the discussion until the next meeting.
Lay up Laid up Laid up Laying up 1. To store or set aside something for future use.

2. To be confined to bed due to illness or injury.
1. They decided to lay up some food supplies for the winter.

2. After the accident, he was laid up in the hospital for a month.
Lead into Led into Led into Leading into 1. To introduce or guide someone or something into a particular situation or place.

2. To gradually transition from one topic or situation to another.
1. The teacher led the students into the classroom.

2. The presentation will lead into a discussion about future plans.
Lead to Led to Led to Leading to 1. To cause or result in a particular outcome or consequence.

2. To guide or direct someone toward a specific situation, often with an underlying meaning or intention.
1. Poor diet can lead to health problems.

2. She subtly led the conversation to the topic of her promotion.
Lead up to Led up to Led up to Leading up to To gradually approach or prepare for something, often an event or situation. The weeks of training and preparation led up to the big competition.
Leak out Leaked out Leaked out Leaking out To escape or become known to the public, typically confidential or secret information. The news of the scandal eventually leaked out to the media.
Leap at Leaped at Leaped at Leaping at To eagerly accept or seize an opportunity or offer. When they offered me the job, I leaped at the chance to work with them.
Leap on Leaped on Leaped on Leaping on To enthusiastically or aggressively attack or criticize someone or something. The media leaped on the scandal and reported it nonstop for weeks.
Leap out Leaped out Leaped out Leaping out To become very noticeable or evident, often due to a strong contrast with the surroundings or context. Her bright red dress leaped out in the sea of black suits.
Leap out at Leaped out at Leaped out at Leaping out at To become very noticeable or evident, often due to a strong contrast with the surroundings or context. Her bright red dress leaped out at me in the sea of black suits.
Leave behind Left behind Left behind Leaving behind 1. To abandon or forget something or someone.

2. To outpace or surpass someone or something.
1. She couldn't bear to leave her childhood home behind.

2. The new sports car left behind all its competitors on the track.
Leave off Left off Left off Leaving off 1. To stop doing something, especially temporarily.

2. To omit or not include something.

3. To abandon a topic or subject in conversation or writing.

4. To refrain from bothering or annoying someone.
1. Let's leave off working for now and have a break.

2. She accidentally left off an important detail in her report.

3. We'll leave off discussing that issue for now and come back to it later.

4. Please leave me off with your constant questions; I need some peace and quiet.
Leave on Left on Left on Leaving on To keep something activated or in a particular state, typically referring to appliances, lights, or electronic devices. I usually leave on the porch light overnight for security.
Leave out Left out Left out Leaving out 1. To omit or exclude something or someone.

2. To not include or mention something in a list or discussion.

3. To fail to invite someone or not include them in an activity or gathering.

4. To leave a particular place.

5. To allow food or drink to stand in order for a particular flavor or effect to develop.
1. She decided to leave out the details of her personal life during the interview.

2. The report left out important information about the project's progress.

3. They left him out of the party because they thought he wouldn't enjoy it.

4. We'll leave out early tomorrow to avoid traffic.

5. You should leave the dough out for an hour to let it rise.
Let down Let down Let down Letting down 1. To disappoint or fail someone's expectations.

2. To lower something, often by releasing it from a higher position.

3. To allow air to escape from something, like a tire or balloon.

4. To release or lower a sail.

5. To relax or reduce one's guard.
1. I'm sorry I let you down by missing the meeting.

2. Let down the rope slowly to lower the equipment.

3. The balloon deflated after it was let down.

4. Let down the sail to slow the boat.

5. After a long day at work, he let down and enjoyed a movie.
Let in Let in Let in Letting in 1. To allow someone or something to enter or come inside.

2. To admit or include someone or something.

3. To make someone aware of a secret or piece of information.

4. To allow a quality or characteristic to become evident.

5. To permit air, light, or sound to enter a space.
1. Please knock on the door, and I'll let you in.

2. The museum let in students for free.

3. She decided to let her best friend in on her plan.

4. His kindness let his true nature shine through.

5. Open the window to let in some fresh air.
Let off Let off Let off Letting off 1. To excuse or release someone from a punishment, obligation, or duty.

2. To emit or discharge something, such as steam, gas, or sound.

3. To explode or detonate.

4. To allow someone to alight from a vehicle.

5. To allow steam, gas, or pressure to escape, typically in a controlled manner.
1. The judge decided to let him off with a warning.

2. The pressure cooker lets off steam.

3. The fireworks let off a deafening noise.

4. The bus driver will let you off at the next stop.

5. Don't stand too close when you let off the fire extinguisher.
Let on Let on Let on Letting on To reveal or disclose something, often unintentionally; to let someone know or become aware of something, especially a secret or hidden truth. She tried to keep her surprise party a secret, but her friends let on that something was happening.
Let out Let out Let out Letting out 1. To release or allow something to escape or go free.

2. To make a sound or noise.

3. To reveal a secret or hidden information.

4. To allow clothing to be looser or more spacious.

5. To rent or lease property to someone.
1. The prisoner was let out on parole.

2. The cat let out a loud meow.

3. She accidentally let out the surprise party plans.

4. I need to let out these pants; they're too tight.

5. They decided to let out their apartment to a new tenant.
Let up Let up Let up Letting up 1. To diminish or decrease in intensity, severity, or speed.

2. To stop or ease one's effort or pressure.

3. To give someone a break or be less strict.

4. To stop raining or become less intense (weather).
1. The rain finally let up after hours of heavy downpour.

2. Don't let up on your studies if you want to do well on the exam.

3. The boss decided to let up on the employees' strict work schedule for a while.

4. The wind was howling earlier, but now it's letting up.
Lie about Lied about Lied about Lying about 1. To intentionally give false information or deceive someone about something.

2. To recline or rest in a horizontal position.

3. To be located or situated in a particular place.

4. To stay in bed or rest because of illness or fatigue.
1. He tends to lie about his achievements to impress others.

2. I like to lie about in the sun on lazy Sunday afternoons.

3. The keys are lying about somewhere in the house; we just need to find them.

4. She's feeling sick today and will lie about in bed.
Lie around Lay around Lain around Lying around To be idle or do nothing, often in a relaxed or lazy manner, without any particular purpose or activity. I don't have much to do today, so I'm just going to lie around and watch TV.
Lie back Lay back Lain back Lying back 1. To recline or rest in a leaning or reclining position, typically on a chair or surface that supports your back.

2. To be relaxed or passive, often in response to a situation.

3. To delay or hold back on taking action.

4. To rely on or trust in something or someone.

5. To move or be pushed backward.
1. He decided to lie back in his comfortable armchair and enjoy the evening.

2. She chose to lie back and let her team handle the project.

3. The company had to lie back on expansion plans due to economic uncertainty.

4. You can lie back on their expertise to solve this issue.

5. As he stepped on the skateboard, he lost his balance and began to lie back.
Lie behind Lay behind Lain behind Lying behind 1. To be the cause or reason for something, especially an event or situation.

2. To remain unnoticed or hidden, often referring to facts or information.

3. To stay in a lower or worse position in a competition or ranking.

4. To be in the past or no longer relevant.

5. To stay or lag in terms of development or progress.
1. The economic recession may lie behind the recent increase in unemployment.

2. The truth about the incident lies behind a web of lies and secrecy.

3. Despite their best efforts, the team continues to lie behind in the standings.

4. His youthful ambitions now lie behind him, and he's focused on family life.

5. The outdated technology used in their products caused the company to lie behind its competitors.
Lie down Lay down Lain down Lying down 1. To recline or rest in a horizontal position, typically on a bed or other flat surface.

2. To submit or yield, often in a passive or resigned manner.

3. To tell a falsehood or deliberate untruth.

4. To be located or situated.

5. To remain dormant or inactive for a period of time.
1. After a long day at work, I like to lie down and relax.

2. He decided to lie down and accept defeat.

3. I can't believe he would lie down and deceive us like that.

4. The city lies down by the river.

5. The project will have to lie down for a few weeks due to funding issues.
Lie in Lay in Lain in Lying in 1. To be in a particular state or condition, often referring to a specific position or location.

2. To remain in bed or stay in a place longer than usual, especially in the morning.

3. To be stored or kept in a particular place for future use.

4. (British) To give birth in a hospital or at home.

5. (Archaic) To be concealed or hidden in something.

6. To exist or persist as a characteristic or quality.
1. The key to success often lies in one's ability to adapt to change.

2. I like to lie in on Sundays and read a good book.

3. Our emergency supplies lie in the basement in case of a power outage.

4. She will be lying in at the local hospital when her baby is due.

5. Treasures beyond imagination may lie in these unexplored caverns.

6. The beauty of this painting lies in its simplicity.
Lie with Lay with Lain with Lying with 1. To be the responsibility or fault of someone; to rest or be placed on someone's shoulders.

2. (Archaic) To have sexual relations with someone (In some old novels, the phrase 'lie with' is used to refer to sexual intercourse, but it’s not commonly used in modern language).
1. The decision to cancel the event lies with the organizers; they will be held responsible for it.

2. (Example is intentionally not provided).
Lift up Lifted up Lifted up Lifting up 1. To raise or elevate something.

2. To improve one's mood or spirits.

3. To steal or take something.

4. To plagiarize or copy someone else's work.
1. He used a crane to lift up the heavy machinery.

2. The good news lifted up her spirits.

3. Someone lifted up my wallet in the crowded market.

4. He got caught for lifting up portions of a book for his essay.
Light out Lit out Lit out Lighting out 1. To depart quickly or suddenly, often to avoid trouble or danger.

2. To go on a trip or journey.

3. To leave a place or situation, especially when it's time to go.

4. To flee or escape from a difficult or unpleasant situation.
1. When the police arrived, the suspects decided to light out of there.

2. We're planning to light out for a weekend camping trip.

3. It's getting late; I think it's time to light out.

4. She couldn't stand her job anymore, so she lit out and started her own business.
Lighten up Lightened up Lightened up Lightening up 1. To become or make something less serious, tense, or gloomy.

2. To become or make something less heavy in weight.

3. To become or make something less intense in color.

4. To become or make something less dense or crowded.
1. Come on, don't be so serious; lighten up a bit!

2. This backpack is too heavy; I need to lighten it up.

3. The sky started to lighten up as the storm passed.

4. The traffic on the highway usually lightens up after rush hour.
Line up Lined up Lined up Lining up 1. To arrange or position people or things in a straight line.

2. To form or join a queue or waiting line.

3. To organize or schedule events or activities.

4. To secure or arrange for something in advance.

5. To have several options or choices available.
1. Please line up in an orderly fashion.

2. We had to line up at the ticket counter for hours.

3. The committee needs to line up the agenda for the meeting.

4. I need to line up a babysitter for Friday night.

5. We have several job interviews lined up this week.
Link in Linked in Linked in Linking in 1. To connect or join electronically, especially on a social networking platform or website.

2. To become part of a group or organization, often by joining a network or community.

3. To establish a connection or relationship with someone through online means.
1. I just linked in with some old friends on a social media site.

2. She decided to link in with a professional association to enhance her career.

3. Many business professionals use LinkedIn to link in with potential clients and colleagues.
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1. To connect or join together physically or electronically.

2. To establish a connection or relationship with someone.

3. To collaborate or work together with others.

4. To meet or come together with someone.

5. To match or be compatible with something.

6. To form a connection or association between ideas or concepts.

7. To connect or associate one thing with another in memory or thought.

8. To join a group or organization, especially a military one.
1. The wires are all linked up and ready to go.

2. I'd like to link up with you for a business collaboration.

3. Let's link up with the other departments to complete this project.

4. We should link up for lunch sometime.

5. The color of your shirt doesn't really link up with the rest of your outfit.

6. The novel beautifully links up themes of love and loss.

7. I often link up the smell of freshly baked bread with my childhood.

8. He decided to link up with the military after college.
Listen in Listened in Listened in Listening in 1. To eavesdrop or secretly listen to a conversation or broadcast.

2. To tune in and listen to a radio broadcast or other audio program.

3. To pay attention and be part of a conversation or discussion without actively participating.
1. He tried to listen in on their private conversation.

2. We can listen in to the live broadcast of the event.

3. She liked to listen in on political debates to stay informed.
Listen out for Listened out for Listened out for Listening out for 1. To pay careful attention or be alert for a particular sound or noise.

2. To listen for a specific announcement, message, or piece of information.
1. Listen out for the doorbell; it should ring any minute now.

2. Make sure to listen out for any updates on the weather forecast.
Listen up Listened up Listened up Listening up To pay attention and listen carefully to what is being said or explained. Listen up, everyone, I have an important announcement to make.
Live by Lived by Lived by Living by To adhere to and follow a particular set of principles, rules, or guidelines as a way of life. She always lives by the motto 'treat others how you want to be treated'.
Live down Lived down Lived down Living down To overcome or outlive a negative reputation, mistake, or embarrassment. He's been trying to live down his past mistakes for years.
Live for Lived for Lived for Living for To have a primary purpose or motivation in life. She lives for her children's happiness.
Live off Lived off Lived off Living off To rely on something, typically financially, for one's sustenance or support. He's been living off his savings since he lost his job.
Live on Lived on Lived on Living on To have the financial means to sustain one's life with a particular income or resource. They have to live on a tight budget while they save for their trip.
Live up to Lived up to Lived up to Living up to To meet or conform to a particular standard or expectation, especially a high one. She always tries to live up to her parents' expectations.
Live with Lived with Lived with Living with 1. To coexist or share a living space with someone.

2. To tolerate or accept a difficult or unpleasant situation or person.

3. To endure the consequences of one's actions or decisions.
1. He lives with his sister in the city.

2. She has to live with the fact that she didn't pass the exam.

3. After making that risky investment, he had to live with the financial losses.
Load up Loaded up Loaded up Loading up 1. To fill something, such as a vehicle or container, with a large quantity of items or a heavy load.

2. To consume a significant amount of food or drink.

3. To equip or prepare oneself with something, often in anticipation of a particular situation or event.

4. To cause a computer program or application to start and become ready for use.

5. To become high or intoxicated, typically from using drugs or alcohol.
1. We need to load up the truck with supplies for the camping trip.

2. After the hike, we all loaded up on burgers and fries.

3. He loaded up on snacks before the long road trip.

4. I'll load up the software on your computer so you can get started.

5. They loaded up on drugs and ended up in the hospital.
Lock away Locked away Locked away Locking away 1. To securely store or imprison something or someone, typically by using a lock or in a secure place.

2. To hide or suppress one's feelings, thoughts, or memories.

3. To commit someone to a mental institution or jail.

4. To put something in a secure location to prevent it from being used or accessed.

5. To lock a door or entrance, preventing access to a particular area or room.

6. To lock a building or place, usually for security reasons or during non-operational hours.

7. To refrain from disclosing or sharing information or secrets.

8. To stow or store something securely for future use or reference.
1. He decided to lock away his valuable possessions in a safe.

2. She locked away the painful memories of her childhood.

3. The criminal was locked away for his crimes.

4. I'll lock the documents away in the filing cabinet.

5. Don't forget to lock away the tools in the shed.

6. The security guard locked away the office building for the night.

7. He tends to lock away his emotions, making it hard to know how he really feels.

8. I'll lock away this report for future reference.
Lock down Locked down Locked down Locking down 1. To implement strict restrictions or security measures in a particular area, building, or region to control or limit movement and prevent access.

2. To immobilize a machine or device by engaging a lock or safety mechanism.

3. To firmly establish or secure a decision, plan, or commitment.

4. To focus intensely on a task or objective.

5. To experience a sudden, severe, and prolonged decrease or halt in economic, social, or other activities.

6. To forcefully suppress or control a situation or problem.

7. To become emotionally or mentally overwhelmed, typically as a result of stress or pressure.

8. To shut down or close a business, organization, or operation temporarily or permanently.
1. The government decided to lock down the entire city due to the pandemic.

2. Before servicing the equipment, make sure to lock down all moving parts.

3. The team locked down their strategy for the upcoming project.

4. I need to lock down and finish this report by the end of the day.

5. The lockdown caused many businesses to suffer financial losses.

6. The police were able to lock down the situation and prevent further violence.

7. She felt like she was going to lock down from the stress of the exam.

8. The company had to lock down its operations due to bankruptcy.
Lock in Locked in Locked in Locking in 1. To secure or confine someone or something inside a particular place, often with no means of escape.

2. To commit or guarantee a fixed or unchangeable outcome, such as a price or rate.

3. To become firmly committed or obligated to a particular course of action or decision.

4. To establish or finalize a particular arrangement or commitment, often with little room for negotiation or change.

5. To experience a strong or lasting feeling or emotion.

6. To focus or concentrate intensely on a task or objective.

7. In sports, to secure a win or a lead that is difficult for the opposing team to overcome.

8. To schedule or arrange an event or activity to take place at a specific time or within a particular time frame, often with a fixed schedule.
1. The firefighters had to lock in the building to contain the fire.

2. We managed to lock in a favorable interest rate for our mortgage.

3. Once you sign the contract, you'll be locked into the agreement for the next five years.

4. We need to lock in the details of the deal before proceeding.

5. The memory of that day is locked in my heart forever.

6. She can lock in on her work for hours without getting distracted.

7. The team was able to lock in a lead early in the game.

8. Let's lock in a date for the meeting next week.
Lock out Locked out Locked out Locking out 1. To prevent someone from entering a particular place or building, often by using a lock or other security measures.

2. In labor disputes, to prevent employees from working by denying them access to the workplace.

3. To forget or be unable to access something, such as a computer system or account, because of a password or access issue.

4. To exclude or deny someone access to a group, activity, or opportunity.

5. In sports, to prevent an opponent from scoring or achieving success, often by strong defense or goalkeeping.

6. To be prevented from participating in something or from achieving a goal, often due to external factors or barriers.

7. To fail to notice or recognize something, often due to inattention or oversight.
1. I accidentally locked myself out of the house, and I had to call a locksmith.

2. The company decided to lock out the striking workers until a new labor agreement could be reached.

3. I got locked out of my email account because I forgot my password.

4. They shouldn't lock out people who are genuinely interested in joining the club.

5. The goalkeeper made an incredible save to lock out the opposing team from scoring.

6. Economic challenges can sometimes lock out individuals from pursuing their dreams.

7. He didn't mean to lock out the important details in his report, but he overlooked them.
Lock up Locked up Locked up Locking up 1. To secure or fasten something, typically with a lock, to prevent unauthorized access.

2. To imprison or confine someone, often in a jail or prison.

3. To close and secure a building or place, typically at the end of the day or when not in use.

4. To become unable to move or function due to a mechanical or other issue.

5. To invest money or assets in a way that restricts access or withdrawal for a certain period.

6. To become emotionally or mentally paralyzed, often due to fear, shock, or stress.

7. To achieve a dominant or secure position in a competition or situation.

8. To take precautions or secure valuables in anticipation of a threat or danger.

9. To close or stop a business, organization, or operation, often permanently.
1. Please lock up the house before you leave.

2. The criminal was locked up for his involvement in the robbery.

3. After a long day at work, they locked up the office and went home.

4. The brakes failed, and the car's wheels locked up.

5. They decided to lock up their savings in a long-term investment.

6. Witnessing the accident caused her to lock up with fear.

7. The team managed to lock up first place in the competition.

8. With the storm approaching, they decided to lock up their belongings in a safe place.

9. Unfortunately, they had to lock up their family business due to financial difficulties.
Log in Logged in Logged in Logging in 1. To enter a computer system, website, or online account by providing the necessary credentials, typically a username and password.

2. To officially record one's presence or arrival, often by signing a log or register.

3. To gain access to a restricted area or facility by following specific procedures or showing identification.

4. To begin or resume work or activity, especially on a computer or electronic device.

5. To make an official or formal entry or report of information, data, or events.

6. To engage with a task, activity, or process, often with a sense of commitment or dedication.
1. Please log in to your email account to check for new messages.

2. Visitors are required to log in at the front desk before entering the building.

3. Employees need to log in using their access cards to enter the secure area.

4. After a break, she logged in to continue working on the project.

5. The police officer had to log in the details of the incident.

6. He decided to log in and start his daily exercise routine.
Log out Logged out Logged out Logging out 1. To exit or sign out of a computer system, website, or online account, typically by clicking a designated button or link.

2. To officially record one's departure or exit, often by signing out of a log or register.

3. To conclude or end a session or period of use, work, or activity, especially on a computer or electronic device.

4. To officially or formally record one's departure or the conclusion of an activity.
1. Make sure to log out of your online banking account when you're done.

2. Visitors are required to log out at the front desk before leaving the building.

3. After finishing their work, they decided to log out of the system.

4. The teacher asked the students to log out of their accounts before the end of the class.
Long for Longed for Longed for Longing for 1. To have a strong and persistent desire or yearning for something that is currently absent or out of reach.

2. To feel a deep emotional or sentimental attachment to someone or something and wish for their presence or return.
1. After weeks of dieting, she longed for a piece of chocolate cake.

2. He longed for the days when he and his childhood friends would spend summers at the lake together.
Look after Looked after Looked after Looking after 1. To take care of or be responsible for someone or something, ensuring their well-being, safety, or maintenance.

2. To watch over or supervise someone or something.

3. To pay attention to or consider someone's needs or interests.
1. She looks after her younger brother while their parents are at work.

2. The lifeguard looks after the swimmers in the pool.

3. The company looks after its employees by providing excellent benefits.
Look around Looked around Looked around Looking around 1. To examine or inspect one's surroundings.

2. To explore a place or location.

3. To search for something or someone.

4. To consider or explore different options or possibilities.
1. She looked around the room, trying to find her missing keys.

2. They decided to look around the city during their vacation.

3. He looked around for a good restaurant to have dinner.

4. Before making a decision, it's a good idea to look around and see what other choices are available.
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1. To think about or remember past events or experiences.

2. To review or reflect on one's personal history or accomplishments.

3. To turn around and look in the direction one has come from.
1. She often looks back on her childhood with fondness.

2. As he approached retirement, he began to look back on his career with pride.

3. When they reached the top of the mountain, they looked back at the breathtaking view.
Look down Looked down Looked down Looking down 1. To direct one's gaze downward.

2. To have a negative or condescending attitude toward someone or something.

3. To be located at a lower level or position.

4. To disapprove or frown upon.

5. To bring about a decrease or decline.

6. To consider oneself superior to others.

7. To lower or reduce something, such as costs or prices.

8. To depress or make someone sad.
1. She looked down and saw a small puppy at her feet.

2. He always looks down on people who don't have a college degree.

3. Our office is on the 20th floor, so we can look down at the city below.

4. The committee looks down on any form of cheating.

5. The economic crisis has caused many businesses to look down on their financial forecasts.

6. Don't look down on him just because he's younger.

7. The company decided to look down its production costs.

8. Her critical comments really looked me down.
Look for Looked for Looked for Looking for 1. To search or seek something.

2. To expect or anticipate something.

3. To pursue or try to find a romantic partner.

4. To be in search of a particular outcome or result.

5. To watch or be a spectator of a particular event or show.

6. To have qualities or characteristics that are attractive or desirable to someone.
1. She's looking for her missing keys.

2. I'm looking for a promotion at work this year.

3. He's been looking for love in all the wrong places.

4. The team is looking for a win in today's game.

5. Let's go to the theater and look for a good play.

6. The new job looks for candidates with strong leadership skills.
Look forward to Looked forward to Looked forward to Looking forward to 1. To anticipate or eagerly await something in the future with excitement or pleasure.

2. To expect or hope for something in the future.

3. To be enthusiastic about a forthcoming event or situation.

4. To have positive expectations regarding a future occurrence or outcome.
1. I look forward to our meeting tomorrow.

2. She looked forward to her vacation all year.

3. They are looking forward to the weekend getaway.

4. We're all looking forward to the new movie's release.
Look in Looked in Looked in Looking in 1. To visit or stop by a place briefly, often for a quick inspection or to say hello.

2. To examine or search for something inside a container, book, or similar item.

3. To investigate or inquire about something briefly or casually.

4. To check or consult a reference source for information.
1. I'll look in on Grandma on my way home.

2. She looked in her purse for her missing keys.

3. I'll look in at the office later to see if there's any mail.

4. Let's look in the dictionary to find the definition.
Look into Looked into Looked into Looking into 1. To investigate or examine something closely or thoroughly, often to gather information or find out more about it.

2. To consider or study a situation, issue, or problem carefully.

3. To take an interest in or inquire about something.

4. To inspect or examine the internal or hidden aspects of something.
1. The police will look into the matter and determine if any laws were broken.

2. We need to look into the budget discrepancies before the audit.

3. She decided to look into learning a new language.

4. Let's look into the mechanics of how it works.
Look out Looked out Looked out Looking out 1. To watch or be watchful for something, especially something dangerous or unexpected.

2. To take care or be cautious.

3. To have a view or outlook from a particular place.

4. To extend or project outward.

5. To be on the lookout or be attentive.

6. To act as a lookout or watch for danger or trouble.

7. To express concern or warning.

8. To signal a warning or caution.
1. Look out for that car coming from the left.

2. You should look out when you cross the street.

3. Their hotel room looked out over the beautiful beach.

4. The balcony looks out onto the garden.

5. The cat looked out of the window at the passing birds.

6. He was assigned to look out for any suspicious activity.

7. Look out! There's a bee right by your head.

8. The lifeguard blew the whistle to look out for a shark in the water.
Look over Looked over Looked over Looking over 1. To examine, review, or inspect something, often with a critical or careful eye.

2. To survey or scan a specific area or location.

3. To oversee or monitor a situation or event.

4. To glance briefly at something.

5. To examine a written document or text.

6. To consider or think about something carefully.

7. To be responsible for the care or supervision of someone or something.
1. Please look over this report and make any necessary edits.

2. She looked over the crowd to find her friend.

3. He was tasked with looking over the event to ensure everything ran smoothly.

4. I just had a chance to look over the email you sent.

5. Can you look over this contract and let me know if it's acceptable?

6. I need some time to look over my options before making a decision.

7. She looks over her younger brother while their parents are at work.
Look through Looked through Looked through Looking through 1. To examine or search through something, often in a thorough or systematic manner.

2. To become transparent or translucent, allowing light to pass through.

3. To browse or read quickly or casually.

4. To ignore or disregard something intentionally.

5. To be visible despite efforts to conceal or hide.

6. To understand or perceive the true nature of something.

7. To maintain a continuous watch or vigilance over something.
1. I need to look through these documents to find the information I need.

2. The curtains were so thin that they allowed the sunlight to look through.

3. I'll just look through this magazine while I wait.

4. He decided to look through her comments and focus on the positive ones.

5. Despite her efforts to hide her emotions, her true feelings looked through.

6. He could look through her lies and knew she was not telling the truth.

7. He looked through the telescope all night to observe the stars.
Look up Looked up Looked up Looking up 1. To search for information or reference material in a directory, book, database, or other source.

2. To become better or improve.

3. To visit or contact someone after a period of time without seeing them.

4. To raise one's gaze to see something above or overhead.

5. To admire or respect someone.

6. To become more cheerful or optimistic.

7. To locate or find something that was lost or misplaced.

8. To consult or refer to someone or something for guidance or information.

9. To increase in volume or intensity, such as a sound or voice.
1. I'll look up the address in the phone book.

2. Her grades started to look up after she got a tutor.

3. It's been years since we saw each other; we should look each other up.

4. I looked up and saw a shooting star streak across the sky.

5. I really look up to my older brother; he's so successful.

6. After the good news, her mood began to look up.

7. I finally looked up my car keys in the last place I expected.

8. I'll look up the instructions online to see how it's done.

9. The music started to look up as the band played louder.
Look up to Looked up to Looked up to Looking up to 1. To admire and respect someone, often considering them a role model.

2. To have a positive opinion or high regard for someone.

3. To view someone as superior or worthy of emulation.

1. Many young athletes look up to their coaches as role models.

2. She always looked up to her grandfather for his wisdom and kindness.

3. As a child, he looked up to his older sister because she was so talented and smart.
Lose out Lost out Lost out Losing out To miss an opportunity, especially when others benefit from it.

He lost out on the job promotion because he didn't have the required qualifications.
Luck out Lucked out Lucked out Lucking out To be fortunate; to experience good luck.

We really lucked out with the weather on our vacation. It was sunny every day!