Talk:look up

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sense: "(intransitive) To look in an upwards manner"

This fails a basic transformational test:

We looked up at the stars. (clause extracted from usage example)
Where we looked was up at the stars. is grammatical for this sense.

An alternative interpretation might be that up at is a two-part particle and the phrasal verb look up at, as one OneLook reference McGrawHill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs has.

There is an {{&lit}} sense line in the entry which would include this sense.

There are two senses that Collins has that our entry lacks. RHU has another sense that we do not. DCDuring TALK 18:41, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Delete, same as the used other than as an idiom sense. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:22, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Delete. Ƿidsiþ 10:30, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Delete. Look + up. — Ungoliant (Falai) 11:30, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Keep Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 16:42, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Delete, redundant to {{&lit}} sense 1. —Angr 17:55, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Delete: redundant to &lit. Equinox 20:56, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Was deleted by Mg. - -sche (discuss) 02:03, 28 March 2013 (UTC)