Definition of 'abound'
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What other misunderstandings about you abound? Times, Sunday Times (2017) Rumours abound about discord in the coaching team, and it is not as though they are greatly hampered by international call-ups. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Rumours are abound that former contestants will be returning to the house that made them infamous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Rumours also abound about the health of his heir. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The writing of history abounds with arguments about what happened and why. A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995) Rumours abound that central bankers acted because of fears that a eurozone bank was on the brink. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stories abound about his behaviour on the bench and his dialogue with the crowd. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Rumours abound about the hugely successful investment bank. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Myths abound about fiscal policy and its impact on the economy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Human stories abound about the benefits of the pumps. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it is often missed that her books abound with pointers to a wider literary and cultural awareness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The book abounds with picturesque characters. The Times Literary Supplement (2010) Rumours abound and hopes are rising. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The book abounds with interesting observations. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)And the curse, it still seems to abound. Christianity Today (2000)With a growing economy, opportunities also abound at home. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sporting activities also abound this year, whether you choose to join in or just watch. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Rumours of awards abound, and a glittering career awaits. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The media and self-help books abound with glowing references to its magical powers. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005) Rumours abounded of nefarious plots to cause mayhem in Istanbul itself. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)Stories still abound of the 1995 Sunday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But, for all the evidence, gaps and contradictions still abound. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Examples also abound in the Middle Ages and more modern times. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988) Also, rumours abound of treasure hidden in the tunnels - but who would dare look for it? The Sun (2008)All good stuff, essential stuff, but scratch a bit more and all sorts of awkward issues still abound. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'abound'
British English: abound VERB
If things abound, or if a place abounds with things, there are very large numbers of them.
Stories abound about when he was in charge.
Definition of abound from the Collins English Dictionary
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