look forward to (something)

look forward to (something)

To excitedly anticipate something. I'm looking forward to visiting my family this Christmas—I haven't been home for the holidays in years! Thank you for calling me to schedule an interview. I look forward to it.
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look forward to something

to anticipate something with pleasure. I'm really looking forward to your visit next week. We all look forward to your new book on gardening.
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look forward to

Eagerly anticipate, as in I'm looking forward to their visit, or Jim looked forward to the day when he could retire. [First half of 1700s]
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look forward to

To think of (a future event) with pleasurable, eager anticipation: looking forward to graduation.
See also: forward, look