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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 ​livingexpenses of £20 a ​day. [+ -ing verb] You should ​allow for the ​plane beingdelayed. We have to ​allow for the possibility that we might not ​finish on ​schedule.

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