“Look for”: phrasal verb meaning.

Look for
Search for. When you “look for” something (or someone) you go to places and check in bags, under tables, in your pockets etc. because you want to find it.

Other examples of “look for” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • I’m looking for my keys. Have you seen them?
  • What are you looking for? Can I help you find it?
  • Hello lady. Are you looking for someone?

“Look for”: use in context explanation

The woman has gone to the hairdresser’s to have her hair coloured. Her husband is waiting for her outside the beauty salon. Even if he thought it wasn’t going to take long but he’s been waiting for 2 hours now. The man decides to come in and check what his wife is doing. When he comes in he realises he can’t find her. He looks right, looks left but the woman is not there. He tells the hairdresser that he is looking for his wife and he finds out that she is sitting there. She looks so different without her hair done that her husband hasn’t recognised her.