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reckon on something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreckon on something phrasal verb British EnglishEXPECTto expect something to happen, when you are making plans We were reckoning on a profit of about half a million a year.reckon on doing something I was reckoning on getting at least 60% of the votes. reckon→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
reckon on But for Britain it is reckoning on just 0.4 percent growth this year and 0.9 percent in 1993.In the 1990s we are in the midst of a reckoning on the record of this third and most convulsive of modernisations.None of us had reckoned on open-heart surgery.Gold shares, though far dearer than they recently were, are still attractive to some who reckon on rising prices.He'd come for an evening's entertainment and, though the food was good, he'd reckoned on stronger meat.At the very least, he would have to reckon on the 21 votes in the Cabinet being stacked up against him.None of us reckoned on the combined firepower of the national spotlight, powerful political opponents and, yes, our shortcomings.Forget the present, Holly, reckon on the future.reckon on doing somethingAt the very least, he would have to reckon on the 21 votes in the Cabinet being stacked up against him.But for Britain it is reckoning on just 0.4 percent growth this year and 0.9 percent in 1993.Forget the present, Holly, reckon on the future.Gold shares, though far dearer than they recently were, are still attractive to some who reckon on rising prices.He'd come for an evening's entertainment and, though the food was good, he'd reckoned on stronger meat.In the 1990s we are in the midst of a reckoning on the record of this third and most convulsive of modernisations.None of us reckoned on the combined firepower of the national spotlight, powerful political opponents and, yes, our shortcomings.None of us had reckoned on open-heart surgery.
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Verb table
reckon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreckon
he, she, itreckons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreckoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reckoned
he, she, ithas reckoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reckoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reckon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reckoned
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