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English definition of “look forward to sth”

look forward to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with look   /lʊk/ us  
B1 to feel pleased and excited about something that is going to happen: I'm really looking forward to my holiday. [+ -ing verb] She was looking forward to seeing the grandchildren again. I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential B2 [+ -ing verb] formal used at the end of a formal letter to say you hope to hear from or see someone soon, or that you expect something from them: I look forward to hearing from you. In the circumstances, I look forward to receiving your client's cheque for the sum of £570 within the next seven days.Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
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