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.

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We have to allow for the possibility of the project being delayed.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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

  • allow for somebody — alˈlow for sb/sth derived to consider or include sb/sth when calculating sth • It will take about an hour to get there, allowing for traffic delays. • All these factors must be allowed for. Main entry: ↑allowderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • allow for something — alˈlow for sb/sth derived to consider or include sb/sth when calculating sth • It will take about an hour to get there, allowing for traffic delays. • All these factors must be allowed for. Main entry: ↑allowderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • open the floodgates for sth — open the floodgates (to/for sth) ► to allow a new situation or activity to develop and become very common: »Changes being considered could open the floodgates and allow foreign markets to sell almost any stock to almost anyone in this country.… …   Financial and business terms

  • open the floodgates to/for sth — open the floodgates (to/for sth) ► to allow a new situation or activity to develop and become very common: »Changes being considered could open the floodgates and allow foreign markets to sell almost any stock to almost anyone in this country.… …   Financial and business terms

  • allow*/*/*/ — [əˈlaʊ] verb [T] 1) to give someone permission to do something or have something I m sorry, sir, but smoking is not allowed.[/ex] She only allows the children to watch television at weekends.[/ex] Some prisoners are allowed visitors.[/ex] 2) to… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking 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


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