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calculate on sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with calculate   /ˈkæl.kjʊ.leɪt/ us  
to expect or depend on a particular amount or time: We're calculating on about 30 guests.
Translations of “calculate on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 預期, 指望,依賴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预期, 指望,依赖…
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