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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: abonder, from Latin abundare, from ab- 'away' + unda 'wave'

abound

verb
     
a‧bound [intransitive]
to exist in very large numbers:
Rumours abound as to the reasons for his resignation.
Examples of this abound in her book.

abound with/in something

phrasal verb
if a place, situation etc abounds with things of a particular type, it contains a very large number of them:
The forests abound with deer, birds and squirrels.

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