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  • To look up to — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectation — noun Date: 1540 1. the act or state of expecting ; anticipation < in expectation of what would happen > 2. a. something expected < not up to expectations > < expectations for an economic recovery > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expectation — noun (usually expectations) ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, high, lofty (esp. AmE) ▪ modest ▪ I have modest expectations about what my research can accomplish …   Collocations dictionary

  • expectation — / ekspek teISFn/ noun (C, U) 1 the belief that something will happen because it is likely or planned: your expectation is that: My expectation is that interest rates will go up. | against/contrary to (all) expectations: Against all expectations,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expectation — ex|pec|ta|tion W2S2 [ˌekspekˈteıʃən] n 1.) [U and C] what you think or hope will happen expectation that ▪ For some time he lived with the expectation that he was going to die. in (the) expectation of sth ▪ Anne left Germany in the expectation of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expectation */*/*/ — UK [ˌekspekˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms expectation : singular expectation plural expectations 1) [countable/uncountable] the belief that something will happen expectation of: The team set off without any expectation of success. in expectation …   English dictionary

  • expectation — ex|pec|ta|tion [ ,ekspek teıʃn ] noun count or uncount *** 1. ) the belief that something will happen: expectation of: The team set off without any expectation of success. in expectation of: His associate had given the information in expectation… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • To look up — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look about — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look about one — Look Look (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.] 1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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