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verb [T] uk   /fəˈsiː/ us    /fɚ-/ (present participle foreseeing, past tense foresaw, past participle foreseen)
C1 to know about something before it happens: I don't foresee any difficulties so long as we keep within budget.Predicting things and intuition
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