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There was only £50 in his bank account.
an overdrawn account (=one from which you have taken more money than you have put in)
How do I open an account (=start having an account) with your bank?
The accounts showed a loss of £498 million.
I have an account with Marks and Spencer.
Do you have an email account?
a brief account of the meeting
He was too shocked to give a clear account of events.
an eyewitness account of a brutal beating
By their own account, the politicians wanted the matter kept secret.
On no account should the soldiers be blamed for what happened.
A doctor should not, on any account, break his confidence.
He earned £250,000 last year trading stock on his own account.
They threatened to settle accounts with those who opposed them.
Compensation awards take into account the pain and suffering caused to the victim.
If you take inflation into account, we actually spend less now.
A good transport strategy must take account of the environmental issues.
This is the British English definition of account. View American English definition of account.