Translation of "allow for sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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allow for sth

phrasal verb with allow uk /əˈlaʊ/ us /əˈlaʊ/ verb

C1 to consider something when you are planning something

We allowed for living expenses of £20 a day. 我们每天给自己留出20英镑的生活开销。
[ + -ing verb ] You should allow for the plane being delayed. 你应该考虑到飞机晚点怎么办。
We have to allow for the possibility that we might not finish on schedule. 我们必须考虑到我们有可能不能按时完成。

More examples

  • You have to allow for a time lag between order and delivery.
  • Our range of children's clothing is generously sized to allow for shrinkage.
  • Remember to allow for extra time if you are travelling at rush hour.
  • Did you allow for staff absences when you drew up the work schedule?
  • At least the old curriculum allowed for some variation in classroom activities.

(Translation of “allow for sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)