look forward to

look forward to
[verb]
anticipate, await, expect, hope for, long for, look for, wait for

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AWAIT WITH PLEASURE, eagerly anticipate, lick one's lips over, be unable to wait for, count the days until.
look

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look forward to
To anticipate with pleasure
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Main Entry:look

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ˌlook ˈforward to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they look forward to he/she/it looks forward to present participle looking forward to past tense looked forward to past participle looked forward to] phrasal verb
to feel happy and excited about something that is going to happen

He had worked hard and was looking forward to his retirement.

look forward to doing something:

I’m really looking forward to working with you.

Thesaurus: to be, or to become happy or happiersynonym
Main entry: look

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If you are looking forward to something that you are going to experience, you are pleased or excited about it.

They're so much looking forward to the opportunity to watch our programmes.

Is there any particular thing you are looking forward to next year?

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You do not use this expression without `to'. You do not say, for example, `I am looking forward the party'. You also do not say that someone `is looking forwards to' something.
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used with an '-ing' form
You can use an `-ing' form after look forward to.

He's looking forward to going home.

I look forward to seeing you in Washington.

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You do not use an infinitive after look forward to. You do not say, for example, `He's looking forward to go home'.
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await eagerly

we look forward to seeing you

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look forward to — see look, 1
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Main Entry:forward
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look forward to [phrasal verb]
look forward to (something) : to expect (something) with pleasure

They're looking forward to their vacation.

He felt he had nothing to look forward to in his life.

She's looking forward to meeting new friends.

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Main Entry:look

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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