allow of sth phrasal

verb (T) formal to show that something exists or is possible: The facts allow of only one interpretation.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • allow for sth — UK US allow for sb/sth Phrasal Verb with allow({{}}/əˈlaʊ/ verb [T] ► to consider someone or something when you are planning something: »Existing contracts do not allow for any reduction once the pension is being paid. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow for sb/sth phrasal — verb (T) to consider all the possible facts, problems, costs etc involved in a plan or situation and make sure that you can deal successfully with them: Allowing for inflation, the cost of the project is $2 million …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • allow — al‧low [əˈlaʊ] verb [transitive] 1. ACCOUNTING when the tax authorities allow an amount, cost, or expense, they permit it not to be counted as part of income or profits: • You re allowed a certain amount a year in personal allowances, before you… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow — al|low W1S1 [əˈlau] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(can do something)¦ 2¦(make something possible)¦ 3¦(have enough of something)¦ 4¦(correct/permitted)¦ 5 allow me Phrasal verbs  allow for somebody/something  allow of something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • allow for sb/sth — UK US allow for sb/sth Phrasal Verb with allow({{}}/əˈlaʊ/ verb [T] ► to consider someone or something when you are planning something: »Existing contracts do not allow for any reduction once the pension is being paid. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow for sb — UK US allow for sb/sth Phrasal Verb with allow({{}}/əˈlaʊ/ verb [T] ► to consider someone or something when you are planning something: »Existing contracts do not allow for any reduction once the pension is being paid. »We have to allow for the… …   Financial and business terms

  • bring sth about phrasal — verb (T) to make something happen: Computers have brought about many changes in the workplace. bring sb/sth around/round phrasal verb (T) 1 bring the conversation around/round to to deliberately and gradually introduce a new subject into a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • set sth against sth — Ⅰ. UK US set sth (off) against sth Phrasal Verb with set({{}}/set/ verb (setting, set, set) ► ACCOUNTING to use or record one thing, especially the cost of something, in order to reduce or remove the effect of another: »Costs of new equipment or… …   Financial and business terms

  • set sth off against sth — Ⅰ. UK US set sth (off) against sth Phrasal Verb with set({{}}/set/ verb (setting, set, set) ► ACCOUNTING to use or record one thing, especially the cost of something, in order to reduce or remove the effect of another: »Costs of new equipment or… …   Financial and business terms

  • plough sth back in/plough sth back into sth — UK US plough sth back in/plough sth back into sth Phrasal Verb with plough({{}}UK (US plow) /plaʊ/ verb ► to spend the money that a business has earned on improving that business: »Profits are being ploughed back into the company to allow… …   Financial and business terms

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