Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “look ahead”

look ahead

phrasal verb with look     /lʊk/ verb
C2 to think about what will happen in the future and plan for these events: We are trying to look ahead and see what our options are.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of look ahead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of look ahead

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Planning, expecting and arranging, but you might be interested in these topics from the Thinking about the future topic area:

Definitions of “look ahead” in other dictionaries

Translations of “look ahead”

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More