expect

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expect is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
expect

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
expect

Third-person singular
expects

Past tense
expected

Past participle
expected

Present participle
expecting

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Expect is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive) When you expect something you anticipate it.
    I expect a letter in the mail from my friend today.
  2. When you learn that you conceived a baby, it is said that you are expecting.
    My sister is married just one week, and she tells me she is expecting.

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