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hope verb

ADV. desperately, fervently, really, sincerely, very much hoping desperately that their missing son would come home I sincerely hope that you will be successful.

VERB + HOPE (not) dare (to) I scarcely dared hope the plan would succeed. | begin to | continue to

PREP. for We are hoping for good weather.

PHRASES hope against hope (= to continue to hope for sth even though it is very unlikely), hope for the best (= to hope that sth will happen successfully, especially where it seems likely that it will not)