Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions
Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s): I hope things will start to look up in the new year.
Correct answer: A
Knowledge test: Near-meaning words / Verbs
The verb look up (intransitive) in addition to literally looking up can be used with other meanings to become better, to improve (when talking about someone’s business situation, situation …) .
Therefore, option A is the most appropriate.
Meaning of the sentence : I hope everything will be better in the new year.
The remaining options are not suitable in terms of meaning.
B. get worse (v): to get worse
C. become popular (v): become popular
D. get tired (v): to become tired