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phrasal verb [transitive] formal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyallow of
he/she/itallows of
present participleallowing of
past tenseallowed of
past participleallowed of
  1. 1
    allow of something to show that something is possible

    The evidence allows of no other interpretation.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to show that something is possible

    The possibility must be allowed of concepts which are not concepts of any actual thing, and of names which express a sense but have no denotation.

    Submitted by valde from Mexico on 22/03/2016
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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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