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hope

verb [I or T] uk   /həʊp/  us   /hoʊp/

hope

noun [C or U] uk   /həʊp/  us   /hoʊp/
B1 something good that you want to happen in the future, or a confident feeling about what will happen in the future: What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Is there any hope of getting financial support for the project? [+ that] Is there any hope that they will be home in time? Young people are growing up in our cities without any hope of finding a job. His reply dashed (= destroyed) our hopes. They have pinned (all) their hopes on (= they are depending for success on) their new player. She's very ill, but there's still hope/we live in hope (= we think she might be cured). The situation is now beyond/past hope (= unlikely to produce the desired result). We never gave up hope (= stopped hoping) that she would be found alive. The letter offered us a glimmer/ray of (= a little) hope. I didn't phone until four o'clock in the hope that you'd be finished. I don't hold out much hope of getting (= I don't expect to be able to get) a ticket.
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in Arabic يَأمَل…
in Korean 소망하다, 바라다…
in Malaysian harap…
in French espérer…
in Turkish ummak, ümit etmek, beklemek…
in Italian sperare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希望,盼望…
in Russian надеяться…
in Polish mieć nadzieję…
in Vietnamese hy vọng, ước mong…
in Spanish esperar…
in Portuguese esperar…
in Thai หวัง…
in German hoffen…
in Catalan esperar…
in Japanese (~を)願う…
in Indonesian mengharapkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 希望,盼望…
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