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Meaning of “look ahead” in the English Dictionary

"look ahead" in British English

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look ahead

phrasal verb with look uk   us   /lʊk/ verb
C2 to ​think about what will ​happen in the ​future and ​plan for these ​events: We are ​trying to ​lookahead and ​see what ​ouroptions are.

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

"look ahead" in American English

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look ahead

phrasal verb with look  us   /lʊk/ verb
to ​think of and ​decide about the ​future: We need to look ahead to when the ​children are ​grown.
(Definition of look ahead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"look ahead" in Business English

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look ahead

phrasal verb with look uk   us   /lʊk/ verb [I]
[I] to ​think about what will ​happen in the future and ​plan for these ​events: Businesses need to ​lookahead, and decide where they are going to ​place their ​investments.
(Definition of look ahead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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