Translation of "expect" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspekt/ us /ɪkˈspekt/

expect verb (THINK)

B1 [ T ] to think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive

We are expecting a lot of applicants for the job. 我們預計會有很多人來應徵這份工作。
[ + (that) ] I expect (that) you'll find it somewhere in your bedroom. 我想你會在你的臥室找到它。
I expect (that) he'd have left anyway. 我想無論怎麼說他都已經離開了
[ + to infinitive ] He didn't expect to see me. 他沒有預料到會遇見我。
The financial performance of the business is fully expected (= almost certain) to improve. 公司的財務狀況確定會大有改觀。
We were half expecting you not to come back. 我們原本一直以為你不會回來了。
(only) to be expected

normal and what usually happens

All parents of small children get tired. It's to be expected. 所有照顧幼兒的父母都會非常累,這是可以預見的。

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expect verb (DEMAND)

B2 [ T ] to think that someone should behave in a particular way or do a particular thing

I expect punctuality from my students. 我要求我的學生守時。
[ + to infinitive ] Borrowers are expected to (= should) return books on time. 借書者應該按時歸還圖書。

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expect verb (BE PREGNANT)

be expecting (a baby)

B2 to be pregnant

She shouldn't be lifting those boxes if she's expecting. 如果有孕在身,她就不應該搬這些箱子。
Kate and Dom are expecting a baby. 凱特和多姆快有孩子了。

(Translation of “expect” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)