Definition of abound verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abound

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊnd//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abound
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊnd//
 
he / she / it abounds
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊndz//
 
past simple abounded
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊndɪd//
 
past participle abounded
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊndɪd//
 
-ing form abounding
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊndɪŋ//
 
 
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to exist in great numbers or quantities Stories about his travels abound. Word 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’). Phrasal Verbsabound in something
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