look after

look after
transitive verb phrase
1. (to take care of) 
a. cuidar 
Oscar looks after patients in the hospital.Oscar cuida a los pacientes del hospital.
b. cuidar de 
Juliana looks after orphaned bats for a local animal charity.Juliana cuida de murciélagos huérfanos para una organización benéfica local de animales.
c. velar por 
Around the building, commandos took turns looking after the security.Alrededor del edificio, había comandos que se turnaban para velar por la seguridad.
d. atender 
Marta looks after the hotel's guests.Marta atiende a los huéspedes del hotel.
2. (to keep watch on) 
a. vigilar 
Please, look after the children while I pay at the cashier's.Por favor, vigila a los niños mientras pago en la caja.
b. cuidar 
My cousin is looking after the house for me while I'm away on business.Mi primo me está cuidando la casa mientras ando fuera de negocios.
3. (to manage) 
My sister looks after the shoe store on Tuesdays.Mi hermana se encarga de la zapatería los martes.
look after
transitive verb phrase
1. (person, property, possessions) 
a. cuidar 
2. (process, arrangements, finances) 
a. hacerse cargo de 
look after
intransitive verb
1 (take care of) [+invalid, animal, plant] cuidar; cuidar de; [+one's possessions] velar por
he can look after himself sabe cuidar de or valerse por sí mismo; she can't look after herself any more ya no puede valerse por sí misma
2 (mind) [+child] vigilar; cuidar; [+shop, business] encargarse de
to look after one's own interests
3
to look after sth for sb (watch over) [+luggage, house] vigilar algo a algn; (keep temporarily) guardar algo a algn
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