count on something


count on something
count on (something) to expect something to happen.

You may be disappointed if you count on getting that loan.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • count on something — ˈcount on sb/sth derived to trust sb to do sth or to be sure that sth will happen Syn: ↑bank on something • ‘I m sure he ll help.’ ‘ Don t count on it.’ • count on something sb/sth to do sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • count towards something — ˌcount toˈwards/toˈward sth derived to be included as part of sth that you hope to achieve in the future • Students gain college credits which count towards their degree. Main entry: ↑countderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • count toward something — ˌcount toˈwards/toˈward sth derived to be included as part of sth that you hope to achieve in the future • Students gain college credits which count towards their degree. Main entry: ↑countderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep count (of something) — phrase to remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time keep count (of something) of: Try to keep count of how many calories you eat over a week. Thesaurus: to memorize something, or to try to remember somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose count (of something) — phrase used for emphasizing that something has happened very many times I’ve lost count of the number of interviews I’ve given. Thesaurus: often and many timessynonym Main entry: count * * * lose count (of sth) idiom to forget …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep (a) count (of something) — keep (a) count (of sth) idiom to remember or keep a record of numbers or amounts of sth over a period of time • Keep a count of your calorie intake for one week. Main entry: ↑countidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • count on — (something) to expect something to happen. You may be disappointed if you count on getting that loan …   New idioms dictionary

  • count — count1 [ kaunt ] verb *** ▸ 1 say how many there are ▸ 2 say numbers in order ▸ 3 include in calculation ▸ 4 be important ▸ 5 treat/consider as something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to calculate how many people or things there are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • count — count1 W3S1 [kaunt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(find the total)¦ 2¦(say numbers)¦ 3¦(be allowed)¦ 4¦(include)¦ 5¦(consider something)¦ 6¦(important)¦ 7 I/you can count somebody/something on (the fingers of) one hand 8 don t count your chickens (before they re… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • count — I UK [kaʊnt] / US verb Word forms count : present tense I/you/we/they count he/she/it counts present participle counting past tense counted past participle counted *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to calculate how many people or things there are… …   English dictionary