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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylook forward to
he/she/itlooks forward to
present participlelooking forward to
past tenselooked forward to
past participlelooked forward to
  1. 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.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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