reckon with


reckon with
1 it's her mother you'll have to reckon with: DEAL WITH, contend with, face (up to).
2 they hadn't reckoned with her burning ambition: TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, take into consideration, bargain for/on, anticipate, foresee, be prepared for, consider; formal take cognizance of.
reckon

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reckon with (or without)
1) take (or fail to take) into account

it must reckon with two great challenges

2) reckon with archaic settle accounts with

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reckon with [phrasal verb]
1 reckon with (something) : to consider or think about (something) when you are making plans

They hadn't reckoned with all the paperwork that went along with buying a new house.

2 reckon with (someone or something) : to deal with (someone or something that can cause problems or trouble)

Anyone who tries to change the system will have to reckon with me. = Anyone who tries to change the system will have me to reckon with. [=I will oppose/fight anyone who tries to change the system]

◇ If you are a person/force to be reckoned with or a person/force to reckon with, you are someone who is strong and cannot be ignored.

When he won his first three matches, the other players realized that he was a force/man to be reckoned with.

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Main Entry:reckon

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