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allow for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with allow   /əˈlaʊ/ us  
C1 to consider something when you are planning something: We allowed for living expenses of £20 a day. [+ -ing verb] You should allow for the plane being delayed. We have to allow for the possibility that we might not finish on schedule.
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