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To intend to do something

intend

verb

to have a plan in your mind to do something

aim

verb

to intend or hope to achieve something

plan on

to intend to do something, or to expect something to happen

mean

verb

to intend something bad or harmful

start out

to intend to do or be something

propose

verb

if you propose to do something, you intend or plan to do it

be meant for

to be intended or designed for someone or something

be going to do something

to intend to do something

mean business

to seriously intend to do what you say you will do

work up to

to prepare yourself to do something difficult, or to try to prepare someone for bad news

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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