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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theypresume on
he/she/itpresumes on
present participlepresuming on
past tensepresumed on
past participlepresumed on

or presume upon formal

  1. presume on/upon someone/something to expect more than you should get or have a right to, especially in your relationships with other people
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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