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abound

a·bound

abound

 
 
pronunciation:
baUnd
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: abounded, abounding, abounds
definition 1: to be found or available in a large amount or number.
Rabbits abound in these woods.
synonyms:
proliferate, teem
similar words:
flourish, luxuriate, predominate, preponderate, prevail, thrive
definition 2: to be full; teem (usu. fol. by with).
The swamp abounds with mosquitoes.
synonyms:
brim, overflow, swarm, teem
similar words:
bristle, flood
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derivation: aboundingly (adv.)