look to

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look to

  1. (idiomatic) To seek inspiration or advice or reward from someone.
    Whenever I'm upset, I look to Mary to cheer me up.
    • 1906, Stanley J[ohn] Weyman, chapter I, in Chippinge Borough[1], New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co., OCLC 580270828:
      But the lout looked only to his market, and was not easily repulsed. ¶ "He's there, I tell you," he persisted. "And for threepence I'll get you to see him. Come on, your honour! It's many a Westminster election I've seen, and beer running, from Mr. Fox, [] when maybe it's your honour's going to stand! Anyway, it's, Down with the mongers!"
  2. (idiomatic) To take care of.
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, Ch.4:
      He thoroughly cleaned his silver watch-chain with whiting, put new lacing straps to his boots, looked to the brass eyelet-holes, went to the inmost heart of the plantation for a new walking-stick, and trimmed it vigorously on his way back; [].