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English definition of “look forward to sth”

look forward to sth

phrasal verb with look     /lʊk/ verb
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 see ing 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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