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Definition of the verb look forward

What does look forward mean as a doing phrase?


  1. expect or hope for
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: await / expect / look / wait = look forward to the probable occurrence of

Alternative definition of the verb look forward


  1. [idiomatic] To anticipate or expect; especially, to expect something to be pleasant.


"Look Forward" is a composition.

Phrases with Look Forward

  1. Look Forward to
  2. To Look Forward to

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Google previewDictionary of Idiomatic English Phrases (1891)

by James Main Dixon

To look forward to— to expect with feelings of pleasure. P. The children are all looking forward to your visit. To look about one — to be cautious and wary. C. John began to think it high time to look about him (take precautions for the future).

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

in the future—await Look for trouble—court disaster Look for water with a divining rod—dowse Look forward to—anticipate, expect, await Look forward to eagerly—relish Look frowningly—glower, scowl Look furtively in both directions —peep ...

Google previewRajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases (2010)

by Shori, A K

haystack: Engage in a hopeless search * You will not find your book in this cupboard full of rubbish as it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack Look forward to: Regard a future event with pleasure * We are looking forward to seeing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heaven (1999)

by Miriam Van Scott

Until the Dred Scott decision was overturned, death was the only thing most black Americans had to look forward to. HYMNS 143 Since dying meant finding freedom, the notion of heaven became a popular topic for musical speculation.

Google previewCocopa Dictionary (1989)

by James Mack Crawford

look forward to, to lYka look in, to iyrpay look in a specific direction, to kuyum look straight at ...

Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

look forward to sth to be pleased or excited because something is ...

Google previewCambridge Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM (2007)

by Cambridge University Press

COMMON LEARNER ERROR look forward to Remember always to use the preposition to when you use this verb. We are looking forward to your visit. We are looking forward your visit. look into sth to examine the facts about a situation They ...

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You look forward
To my poems,
Don’t you? !

I look forward
To you
Reading them,
I do :) (Aparna Chatterjee)
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