Definition of look up in English:

look up

(Of a situation) improve: things seemed to be looking up at last
More example sentences
  • With an increase in the number of heavy metal record labels things are looking up.
  • When events in life take a turn for the better, we say that things are looking up.
  • They followed this up with a draw against Down and a win over Louth and things were looking up.
Synonyms
improve, show improvement, get better, pick up, advance, develop, come along/on, progress, make progress, make headway, shape up, perk up, rally, take a turn for the better
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