Phrasal Verbs

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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act, /ækt/, acted, acted, actingAct for sb: if someone, especially a lawyer acts for you, you employ them to deal with something for you or to speak for you in a court of law: Lawyers, acting for ex-smokers are suing the big tobacco companies for billions of dollars. The buyer of the painting said he

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ache for

Ache for, /eɪk fə/, ached, ached, achingAche for sth to want something very much, and feel very unhappy that you cannot have it:Suddenly his heart ached for the sight of his native country. Ache for sbIf you ache for someone you love you feel very unhappy because you cannot be with them: He ached for

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abide by

abide by sth, /əˈbʌɪd/ ,(formal) to accept rules, a law, an agreement, a decision, etc. and obey them/it.Members must abide by the rules of the club. Tyson promised to abide by the terms and conditions of his release.Ex: abide by rules, the law, a decision.Similar to: observe (formal), stick to, keep to (BrE), comply with

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