look after
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look after(
look
 
ahf
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tuhr
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
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
There were commandos taking turns looking after the security of the building.Había comandos que se turnaban para velar por la seguridad alrededor del edificio.
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)
a. encargarse de
My sister looks after the shoe store on Tuesdays.Mi hermana se encarga de la zapatería los martes.
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look after
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person, property, possessions)
a. cuidar
2. (process, arrangements, finances)
a. hacerse cargo de
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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