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English definition of “count on sth”

count on sth

phrasal verb with count     /kaʊnt/ verb
B2 to expect something to happen and make plans based on it: [+ -ing verb] I'm counting on the meeting finishing on time, or I'll miss my train. Sorry I'm late, I didn't count on being held up in the traffic. There's never a taxi when you want one - that's the one thing you can count on!Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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