reckon with something

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.


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  • reckon with something — …   Useful english 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 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 …   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) 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 with — {v.} To consider as one of the things which may change a situation; consider (something) that will make a difference in the results. * /The coach said the opposing pitcher had a fast ball to be reckoned with./ Syn.: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • reckon with — {v.} To consider as one of the things which may change a situation; consider (something) that will make a difference in the results. * /The coach said the opposing pitcher had a fast ball to be reckoned with./ Syn.: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ˈreckon with sth — phrasal verb to consider something important when you are making plans …   Dictionary for writing and speaking 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

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