January 27, 2019
abound (verb)
\uh-BOUND\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 : to be present in large numbers or in great quantity2 : to be filled or abundantly supplied
How do you use it?
When Chris uses the Internet for research, he keeps in mind that although the Internet abounds in information, not all of that information is accurate or useful.
Are you a word wiz?

"Abound" doesn't exactly abound in synonyms, but it has a few. Which one of the words below do you think means the same thing as "abound"?

Both "abound" and "teem" mean to have or be filled with a lot of something, as in "the garden abounds with flowers" and "the bay is teeming with fish." "Swarm" and "crawl" also suggest large numbers or quantities, as in "the courthouse was swarming with reporters" and "the city is crawling with tourists." To suggest the opposite of "abound," try "lack" or "want." Both of those words imply the absence of something, as in "the cottage lacks running water" and "the restaurant is wanting in vegetarian items."
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