SITUATION [T] › 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.
be expecting sb/sth › to be waiting for someone or something to arrive: We've been expecting you. I'm expecting a letter from my sister.
BEHAVIOUR [T] › 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.
I expect mainly UK informal › 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."
be expecting › to be going to have a baby: I'm expecting my first baby in May.