Meaning of “look forward to sth” in the English Dictionary

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look forward to sth

phrasal verb with look uk /lʊk/ us /lʊk/ verb

B1 to feel pleased and excited about something that is going to happen:

I'm really looking forward to my holiday.
[ + -ing verb ] She was looking forward to seeing the grandchildren again.
I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year.

B2 [ + -ing verb ] formal used at the end of a formal letter to say you hope to hear from or see someone soon, or that you expect something from them:

I look forward to hearing from you.
In the circumstances, I look forward to receiving your client's cheque for the sum of £570 within the next seven days.

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