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English definition of “plan”

plan

verb (DECIDE)    /plæn/ (-nn-)
B1 [I + adv/prep, T] to think about and decide what you are going to do or how you are going to do something: She helped them to plan their route. If we plan carefully, we should be able to stay within our budget. [+ question word] She's already planning how to spend her prize money.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping A2 [I or T] to intend to do something or that an event or result should happen: Our meeting wasn't planned - it was completely accidental. [+ to infinitive] I'm not planning to stay here much longer. [+ adv/prep] We only planned for six guests, but then someone brought a friend.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of plan verb (DECIDE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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