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NAmE//hoʊp//[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hope
he / she / it hopes
past simple hoped
-ing form hoping
to continue to hope for something although it is very unlikely to happen She was hoping against hope that there'd been some mistake.
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to hope that something will happen successfully, especially where it seems likely that it will not I'm just going to answer all the questions I can and hope for the best.
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used to say that you feel very strongly that something should/should not happen “Nobody blames you.” “I should hope not!”
I should hope so/not, so I should hope (informal)jump to other results