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ABOUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abound mean? 

ABOUND (verb)
  The verb ABOUND has 2 senses:

1. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
2. be in a state of movement or action

  Familiarity information: ABOUND used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABOUND (verb)


Sense 1abound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "abound" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Also:

abound in (exist in large quantity)


Sense 2abound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in a state of movement or action

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

bristle; abound; burst

Context examples:

The room abounded with screaming children / The garden bristled with toddlers

Hypernyms (to "abound" is one way to...):

feature; have (have as a feature)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

The crowds abound in the streets
The streets abound with crowds


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