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English definition of “hope”

hope

verb
 
 
/həʊp/
A2 [I, T] to want something to happen or be true: [+ (that)] I hope that the bus won't be late. We had hoped for better weather than this. "Do you think it's going to rain?" "I hope not!" "Is he coming?" "I hope so."Hoping and hopefulnessPotential
hope to do sth B1 to intend to do something: Dad hopes to retire next year.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of hope verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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