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plan

verb
 
 
/plæn/ (-nn-)
[I or T] to think about the details of something that will happen in the future: plan a project/mission/campaign They spent several months planning the project.go ahead/happen as planned If all goes ahead as planned, the new superstore will open in November.earlier/longer/less, etc. than planned Installing the new computer system has taken far longer than planned.
[I or T] to intend to do a particular thing in the future: We're planning a change to our pricing structure. A number of large residential developments are planned for the area.plan to do sth In February of this year, the company filed for bankruptcy, and it plans to auction its assets in late May.plan (on) doing sth She plans on working as a freelance consultant once she has left her current role.
[I] to think about and make arrangements for things that will happen in the future: Job insecurity makes it difficult for people to plan. plan ahead The new tax guide tells you how to plan ahead to keep any tax bills to a minimum.plan for sth Airport bosses are planning for an extension of the current terminal.
(Definition of plan verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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