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Meaning of abide #1 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 16:36 pm   Meaning of abide
 

Test No. incompl/advan-35 "One is always going to lose...", question 2

Whenever there is a meeting between the finance minister and the governor of the bank, people start asking questions and rumours ..........

(a) abut
(b) about
(c) abound
(d) abide

Test No. incompl/advan-35 "One is always going to lose...", answer 2

Whenever there is a meeting between the finance minister and the governor of the bank, people start asking questions and rumours abound.

Correct answer: (c) abound
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Abide #2 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 16:40 pm   Abide
 

Depends on the context. It can mean live, obey, submit, stay and a lot more.

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Meaning of abide #3 (permalink) Mon Mar 21, 2005 22:39 pm   Meaning of abide
 

I'll give you some examples:

abide - to live or stay somewhere
He abided in the wilderness for 40 days

abide - to hate or dislike
I can't abide him
I can't abide laziness

to abide by sth - to accept and/or obey sth
Competitors must abide by the judge's decision

you may have an abiding memory/feeling which means that this particular memory has been present in your mind for a long time

My abiding memory is of her looking at me with those beautiful blue eyes.
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Meaning of abide #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 18, 2010 15:55 pm   Meaning of abide
 

what's about "abound"? ­Why we don't use "about" here?
Can you give me some examples of "abound"?
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Meaning of abide #5 (permalink) Fri Jun 18, 2010 18:26 pm   Meaning of abide
 

If things abound, or if a place abounds with things, there are very large numbers of them.
'Stories abound about when he was in charge.'
'Venice abounds in famous hotels.'
'The book abounds with close-up images from space.'

You ought to use a good Learners' Dictionary.

You could have easily found a definition there.
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Meaning of abide #6 (permalink) Sat Jun 19, 2010 16:27 pm   Meaning of abide
 

thank you so much!!!
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