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look ahead

1. Literally, to look forward. Look ahead and see if you can see the exit sign.
2. To think about and perhaps try to anticipate what may happen in the future. When you're making a big decision, try to look ahead and think about what will happen after you make that choice. If we want to come up with a huge seller, we can't just look at the market now—we need to look ahead.
See also: ahead, look

look ahead

v.
1. To cast one's gaze forward: The passengers looked ahead toward the horizon to keep from getting seasick.
2. To think about the future: After months of work, we looked ahead to summer vacation.
See also: ahead, look
References in classic literature ?
He still looked ahead while Prince Andrew told him what he had seen.
On the longer stretches one could hardly tell as one looked ahead where the distant green water ended and the distant green archway began.
After I had drunk it I looked ahead, and in the still streak of very bright pale orange light I saw the land profiled flatly as if cut out of black paper and seeming to float on the water as light as cork.
He looked ahead, often expecting to hear from the advance the rattle of firing.
They looked ahead and saw a group of very pretty houses standing in a green field a little apart from the main road.
Always it was Otoo who looked ahead and saw the opportunity.
Intently over her shoulder, without slackening speed, she looked ahead for the driving face.
"Casillas made that save at a key moment of the match," admitted the Real Madrid coach, who looked ahead to the World Club Championship.
Summary: Oil prices slipped on Wednesday on weak energy demand concerns as traders looked ahead to the release of US crude inventory data, analysts said.
David Simpson, R-Longview, discussed the 82nd Legislative Session and looked ahead to the 83rd.
Summary: Roberto Mancini has looked ahead to what he hopes will be a "great semi-final" against FA Cup opponents Manchester United.
And Jones packed no punches as he looked ahead to Saturday's tough heavyweight tussle with the French in the championship finale.
IN A Washington brimming with pageantry under fortress-like security, US President George Bush looked ahead to his second inauguration, pledging to forge unity in a nation divided by political differences.
"He has looked ahead and is looking ahead all the time.
A majority of people surveyed by Infoplant looked ahead 30 years to a bleak economic wasteland, environmental and health threats and a disintegration of "peace of mind." You see what happens when you don't put enough lavatories in department stores?