look forward to

This page is about the phrasal verb look forward to.

Meaning: If you're looking forward to something that's going to happen, you feel excited or happy about it.

Synonym: anticipate

For example:

  • look forward to sth I always look forward to our holidays in Bali. It's a beautiful place and every time we go there we have a great time.

  • be looking forward to doing sth Everyone's looking forward to meeting their old school friends again at the class reunion.

Nouns often used as objects with look forward to: holiday, weekend, party, trip, concert, celebration, future

Quick Quiz:

My son Lucas is looking forward to

a. going to the dentist

b. his birthday party

c. being punished by his teacher

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Contributor: Matt Errey