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Definición de “expect” en inglés

expect

verb uk   /ɪkˈspekt/ us  

expect verb (THINK)

B1 [T] to think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive: We are expecting a lot of applicants for the job. [+ (that)] I expect (that) you'll find it somewhere in your bedroom. I expect (that) he'd have left anyway. [+ to infinitive] He didn't expect to see me. The financial performance of the business is fully expected (= almost certain) to improve. We were half expecting you not to come back. (only) to be expected normal and what usually happens: All parents of small children get tired. It's to be expected.

expect verb (DEMAND)

B2 [T] to think that someone should behave in a particular way or do a particular thing: I expect punctuality from my students. [+ to infinitive] Borrowers are expected to (= should) return books on time.

expect verb (BE PREGNANT)

be expecting (a baby) B2 to be pregnant: She shouldn't be lifting those boxes if she's expecting. Kate and Dom are expecting a baby.
expected
adjective [before noun] uk   /-ˈspek.tɪd/ us  
B2 The expected counter-attack never happened.
(Definition of expect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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