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Related to look out for: look out for number one, look out for someone

look out for somebody/something

1. to feel responsibility for someone or something watch out for somebody/something I have a network of neighbors who look out for each other and support each other.
2. to be aware of the existence of someone or something Everybody thought I'd win, but I kept telling them to look out for Walter, too. Look out for a small amount of extremely vulgar language in the middle of the movie.
See also: look, out

look out for

1. See to the welfare of, as in Mary was assigned to look out for the youngsters on the playground. Similar to look after, this expression appears in such terms as look out for number one, meaning "see to one's own best interests," as in Looking out for number one is Barbara's first priority. Versions of this expression, such as take care of number one, date from 1700.
2. Be careful of or watchful for something or someone, as in Look out for broken glass on the floor, or Look out for Mary-she'll be coming any minute. [Second half of 1600s] Also see look out.
See also: look, out