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expect

US [ɪkˈspekt]
UK [ɪk'spekt]
  • v.期望;预计;期待;指望
  • Web预期;盼望;预料
Simple Present:expects  Present Participle:expecting  Past Tense:expected  
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v.
1.
[t]
预料;预期;预计to think or believe that sth will happen or that sb will do sth
We are expecting a rise in food prices this month.
我们预计这个月的食物价格会上涨。
Don't expect sympathy from me!
休想得到我的同情!
That's not the sort of behaviour I expect of you!
我不敢相信你竟有那样的行为!
You can't expect to learn a foreign language in a few months.
不要指望在几个月内就能学会一门外语。
I looked back, half expecting to see someone following me.
我回过头去,预计可能看到有人跟踪我。
House prices are expected to rise sharply.
预计房价会急剧上涨。
Do you really expect me to believe you?
你真以为我会相信你吗?
Many people were expecting (that) the peace talks would break down.
许多人预料和平谈判会破裂。
It is expected that the report will suggest some major reforms.
预计这个报告会提出一些重大的改革。
2.
[t]
等待;期待;盼望to be waiting for sb/sth to arrive, as this has been arranged
to expect a visit/call/letter from sb
等待某人的来访╱电话╱来信
Are you expecting visitors?
你在等客人吗?
We were expecting him yesterday.
我们昨天一直在等他。
We were expecting him to arrive yesterday.
我们一直盼望着他昨天到达。
3.
要求;期望;指望to demand that sb will do sth because it is their duty or responsibility
Her parents expected high standards from her.
她的父母对她的期望很高。
He's still getting over his illness, so don't expect too much from him.
他仍处于康复期,所以不要对他期望过高。
Are you clear what is expected of you?
你清楚大家对你的期望吗?
They expected all their children to be high achievers.
他们期望自己所有的孩子都大有作为。
I expect to be paid promptly for the work.
我希望立即给付工钱。
4.
[i][t]
(informal)
猜想;认为;料想used when you think sth is probably true
‘Will you be late?’ ‘ I expect so .’
“你会迟到吗?”“我想会的。”
‘Are you going out tonight?’ ‘ I don't expect so .’
“你今晚要出去吗?”“我想不会吧。”
‘Who's eaten all the cake?’ ‘Tom, I expect/I expect it was Tom.’
“谁把蛋糕都吃光了?”“我想是汤姆吧。”

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