reckon with someone

reckon with someone
reckon with (someone/something) to consider the influence or power that someone or something has.

He failed to reckon with the bureaucratic skills of the military.

You have to reckon with these angry people who just don't like change of any kind.


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  • reckon with something — reckon with (someone/something) to consider the influence or power that someone or something has. He failed to reckon with the bureaucratic skills of the military. You have to reckon with these angry people who just don t like change of any kind …   New idioms dictionary

  • reckon with — (someone/something) to consider the influence or power that someone or something has. He failed to reckon with the bureaucratic skills of the military. You have to reckon with these angry people who just don t like change of any kind …   New idioms dictionary

  • reckon with — 1 it s her mother you ll have to reckon with: DEAL WITH, contend with, face (up to). 2 they hadn t reckoned with her burning ambition: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, take into consideration, bargain for/on, anticipate, foresee, be prepared for, consider; …   Useful english dictionary

  • reckon with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms reckon with : present tense I/you/we/they reckon with he/she/it reckons with present participle reckoning with past tense reckoned with past participle reckoned with 1) reckon with something to consider… …   English dictionary

  • reckon with — 1) PHRASAL VERB: with brd neg If you say that you had not reckoned with something, you mean that you had not expected it and so were not prepared for it. [V P n] Giles had not reckoned with the strength of Sally s feelings for him. 2) PHRASE: n… …   English dictionary

  • reckon — reck|on W3S2 [ˈrekən] v [T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: gerecenian to tell, explain ] 1.) spoken especially BrE to think or suppose something reckon (that) ▪ Do you reckon he ll agree to see us? ▪ The police reckon that whoever… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reckon — verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 spoken especially BrE to think that something is a fact, or have a particular opinion about something: reckon (that): Wayne reckons we ought to call her. | Do you reckon they ll get married? 2 to guess a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reckon — reck|on [ rekən ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive not usually progressive MAINLY SPOKEN to believe that something is true: reckon (that): I reckon there s something wrong with him. be reckoned to be: It is generally reckoned to be the best… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reckon — verb 1》 calculate. 2》 be of the opinion. 3》 regard in a specified way.     ↘(reckon someone/thing among) include someone or something in (a group).     ↘(reckon on/to) informal have a specified view or opinion of. 4》 (reckon on) rely on or be… …   English new terms dictionary

  • reckon */*/*/ — UK [ˈrekən] / US verb Word forms reckon : present tense I/you/we/they reckon he/she/it reckons present participle reckoning past tense reckoned past participle reckoned 1) a) [intransitive/transitive, not usually progressive] spoken to believe… …   English dictionary

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