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English definition of “ask”

ask

verb [T] (EXPECT)    /ɑːsk/ US  /æsk/
to expect or demand something: Greg's asking (= expecting to be paid ) £250,000 for his house . He asks too much of me - I can't always be there to help him. It's asking a lot when your boss wants you to work weekends as well as evenings .Giving orders and commands Grammar:Ask and ask forGrammar:AskAsk is a verb meaning ‘put a question or seek an answer from someone’:Grammar:Ask forIf you ask for something, it means that you want someone to give you something:Grammar:Ask and ask for: typical error
(Definition of ask verb (EXPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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