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expect

verb
 
 
/ɪkˈspekt/
SITUATION [T] B1 to think that something will happen: [+ to do sth] He didn't expect to see me. [+ (that)] I expect that she'll be very angry about this.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
be expecting sb/sth B1 to be waiting for someone or something to arrive: We've been expecting you. I'm expecting a letter from my sister.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
BEHAVIOUR [T] B2 to think that someone should behave in a particular way or do a particular thing: I expect punctuality from my students. [+ to do sth] You will be expected to work some weekends.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
I expect mainly UK informal B2 used to show that you think that something is likely to be true: I expect Isabel's told you about me? "Will you be coming to the party?" "I expect so."Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
be expecting B2 to be going to have a baby: I'm expecting my first baby in May.PregnancyBirth
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