abound /əˈbaʊnd/


I. verb [no obj.]

1. exist in large numbers or amounts

rumours of a further scandal abound.
2. ( abound in/with) have in large numbers or amounts

this area abounds with caravan sites.
– origin Middle English (in the sense ‘overflow, be abundant’): from Old French abunder, from Latin abundare ‘overflow’, from ab- ‘from’ + undare ‘surge’ (from unda ‘a wave’).

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