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"hope" in British English

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hopeverb [I or T]

uk   /həʊp/ us   /hoʊp/

hopenoun [C or U]

uk   /həʊp/ us   /hoʊp/
B1 something good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future: What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Is there any hope of getting financial support for the project? [+ that] Is there any hope that they will be home in time? Young people are growing up in our cities without any hope of finding a job. His reply dashed (= destroyed) our hopes. They have pinned (all) their hopes on (= they are depending for success on) their new player. She's very ill, but there's still hope/we live in hope (= we think she might be cured). The situation is now beyond/past hope (= unlikely to produce the desired result). We never gave up hope (= stopped hoping) that she would be found alive. The letter offered us a glimmer/ray of (= a little) hope. I didn't phone until four o'clock in the hope that you'd be finished. I don't hold out much hope of getting (= I don't expect to be able to get) a ticket.

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(Definition of hope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hopenoun [C/U]

us   /hoʊp/
the feeling that something desired can be had or will happen: [U] We never entirely gave up hope. [U] This research offers hope of developing better ways to treat cancer. [C] He had hopes of being chosen for the leading part in the play.


us   /hoʊp/
to express the feeling or wish that something desired will happen: [I] I’m hoping the company gives us a bonus this year. [+ to infinitive] We hope to see you soon. [+ (that) clause] I hope (that) his plane won’t be delayed.
(Definition of hope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hope”
in Korean 소망하다, 바라다…
in Arabic يَأمَل…
in Malaysian harap…
in French espérer…
in Russian надеяться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希望,盼望…
in Italian sperare…
in Turkish ummak, ümit etmek, beklemek…
in Polish mieć nadzieję…
in Spanish esperar…
in Vietnamese hy vọng, ước mong…
in Portuguese esperar…
in Thai หวัง…
in German hoffen…
in Catalan esperar…
in Japanese (~を)願う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 希望,盼望…
in Indonesian mengharapkan…
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“hope” in British English

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