January 2015

account for sth/sb

account for sth/sb, /əˈkaʊnt/, account for sb/sth, to know where sb/sth is or what happened to them, especially after an accident or a natural disaster. All the people who were working in the building have now been accounted for. (Account for sb/sth is often used in the passive.)account for sth,1 to explain why or how

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abound with

abound with/in sth, /əˈbaʊnd/, literally or formal, to contain a lot of something The rivers abounded with fish.The Costa Azul abounds with bars, restaurants and night-clubs.… a densely forested area, abounding with wildlife. Similar to: be full ofAbound, abounded, abounded, abounding

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