hope not

Definition of hope not

used to say that one wants something not to happen or to not be true
  • "Will you have to miss the party?" "I hope not."

Word by Word Definitions

hope play
  1. : to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true

  2. : trust

  3. : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. : trust, reliance

  2. : desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

  3. : someone or something on which hopes are centered


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