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reckon with

Definition of reckon with

  1. 1 :  to consider or think about (something) when making plans <They hadn't reckoned with all the paperwork that went along with buying a new house.>

  2. 2 :  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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  count

    :  estimate, compute

    :  to determine by reference to a fixed basis

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