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KK Pronunciation

〔 Ikˋspєkt 〕


〔 ikˊspekt,ek- 〕

Overview of verb expect

The verb expect has 6 senses

  • expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

  • ask, require, expect -- (consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons")

  • expect, look, await, wait -- (look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted")

  • expect -- (consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed")

  • expect -- (look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March")

  • have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect -- (be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child")