Definitions of expect:
  • verb:   consider reasonable or due
    Example: "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
  • verb:   look forward to the birth of a child
    Example: "She is expecting in March"
  • verb:   regard something as probable or likely
    Example: "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  • verb:   look forward to the probable occurrence of
    Example: "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"
  • verb:   consider obligatory; request and expect
    Example: "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
  • verb:   be pregnant with
    Example: "The are expecting another child in January"

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