The server looks to be down.The server looks down
down - WordReference.com Dictionary of English'The server seems down' seems wrong, possibly because 'down' isn't an adjective there.
19 sad; gloomy; depressed:[be/seem + ~]You seem pretty down today.
1 depressed or miserable
It isn't a phrasal verb, but in American English a person can look (i.e., "appear") down ("depressed"). Context would have to establish that meaning rather than, say, a waiter looking down at the floor.Hi,
I'd just like to know if the sentence "The server looks down" is valid. In that it means that the server appears to be down.
Someone tells me that "look down" is a phrasal verb (as in look down upon something), and that it can't be used to mean "seem down".
Ah. If you'd included the context in the original post, we could have told you that it's using "down" to mean not functioning. The sample sentence works as I explained it in post #6, but down doesn't mean "depressed" in this case.