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English definition of “provide against sth”

provide against sth

formal phrasal verb with provide     /prəʊˈvaɪd/ US   /prəˈvaɪd/ verb [T]
to make plans in order to deal with something unpleasant that may happen: During the 12-month period in question, the consultancy firm either wrote off or provided against bad debts of £241,000.
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