a —— to be reckoned with (or to reckon with)

a —— to be reckoned with (or to reckon with)
a thing or person not to be ignored or underestimated.
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  • to be reckoned with — IMPORTANT, of considerable importance, significant; influential, powerful, strong, potent, formidable, redoubtable. → reckon * * * to be reckoned with Of considerable power and influence • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • a - to be reckoned with — (or to reckon with) a thing or person of considerable importance or ability that is not to be ignored or underestimated the trade unions were a political force to be reckoned with …   Useful english dictionary

  • to be reckoned with — ► to be reckoned with not to be ignored or underestimated. Main Entry: ↑reckon …   English terms dictionary

  • reckon — ► VERB 1) calculate. 2) informal be of the opinion. 3) regard in a specified way. 4) (reckon on) rely on or be sure of. 5) (reckon with or without) take (or fail to take) into account …   English terms dictionary

  • reckon — reck|on W3S2 [ˈrekən] v [T not in progressive] [: Old English; Origin: gerecenian to tell, explain ] 1.) spoken especially BrE to think or suppose something reckon (that) ▪ Do you reckon he ll agree to see us? ▪ The police reckon that whoever… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reckon — verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 spoken especially BrE to think that something is a fact, or have a particular opinion about something: reckon (that): Wayne reckons we ought to call her. | Do you reckon they ll get married? 2 to guess a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reckon — reck|on [ rekən ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive not usually progressive MAINLY SPOKEN to believe that something is true: reckon (that): I reckon there s something wrong with him. be reckoned to be: It is generally reckoned to be the best… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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; …   Useful english dictionary

  • reckon with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms reckon with : present tense I/you/we/they reckon with he/she/it reckons with present participle reckoning with past tense reckoned with past participle reckoned with 1) reckon with something to consider… …   English dictionary

  • reckon — 01. I m not sure what time we re going to leave, but I [reckon] it ll be no later than 7:00. 02. My neighbor [reckons] I ll be able to sell my car fairly quickly. 03. The government [reckons] the tax increase will bring in well over five million… …   Grammatical examples in English

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