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plan

verb
 
 
/plæn/ ( present participle planning, past tense and past participle planned)
THINK AND DECIDE B1 to think about and decide what you are going to do or how you are going to do something: We're just planning our trip. As a manager, you've got to plan ahead. I'd planned the meeting for Friday.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
plan to do sth A2 to intend to do something: He plans to go to college next year.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
DESIGN [T] to decide how something will be built: We got an architect to help us plan our new kitchen.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of plan verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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