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phrasal verb [transitive]
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I/you/we/theyreckon with
he/she/itreckons with
present participlereckoning with
past tensereckoned with
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  1. 1
    reckon with something to consider something important when you are making plans and so be prepared for it

    Napoleon had not reckoned with the severity of the Russian winter.

  2. 2
    have someone/something to reckon with
    1. a.
      to be forced to deal with someone or something

      If he threatens you again, he'll have me to reckon with.

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