expect

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈspɛkt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈspɛkt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik spekt)


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expect

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. expect to [receive, find out, hear back]
  2. [can, should] expect to see [results, an improvement]
  3. expect [something, nothing] in return
  4. expected your [arrival, presence, attendance] (at)
  5. expecting [guests, visitors, friends, members]
  6. are expecting [50, several, many] guests
  7. are expecting them at [10:00]
  8. expect [at least, fewer than, more than]
  9. expect the [results, outcome] will be
  10. expect the [results] to be
  11. expect [payment, shipment]
  12. expecting it from [Amazon, Europe]
  13. they are expected to arrive at (10:00)
  14. expected to attend
  15. expected to [know, here back] by now
  16. expected to [increase, grow, continue]
  17. is expected by [Friday, December]
  18. [rain, snow, a heatwave] is expected (for)
  19. [better, worse] than expected
  20. better than I was expecting (it to be)
  21. not as bad as I expected (it to be)
  22. what [to, you can] expect (at)
  23. I wasn't expecting that!
  24. I expect so
  25. I expect that's [why, the reason]
  26. I expect you're [wondering, hungry, tired]
  27. [she is, she's] expecting
  28. she is expecting a baby [boy, girl, twins, in June]
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