look forward to

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "look forward to":
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
look forward to something 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.


English dictionary. 2014.

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