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to reach the time when something should happen
to get nearer to a particular time or stage in a process
to gradually prepare yourself or someone else for something that you are going to say or do
to be in a state or situation that may change at any time
used for saying that you know someone is going to enjoy something
to be very close to doing or experiencing something, especially something unpleasant
to be going to happen or do something very soon
to be about to do something
to be going to experience something, especially something unpleasant
used for saying someone is going to experience a shock in the future
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of to be about to do or experience something from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.