reckon with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyreckon with
he/she/itreckons with
present participlereckoning with
past tensereckoned with
past participlereckoned with
  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.

See also
See also main entry: reckon