Definition of reckon with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

reckon with

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    reckon with somebody/something

     
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  1. 1[usually passive] to consider or treat someone or something as a serious opponent, problem , etc. They were already a political force to be reckoned with.
  2. 2(usually used in negative sentences) to consider something as a possible problem that you should be prepared for synonym take something into account reckon with doing something I didn't reckon with getting caught up in so much traffic.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reckon with

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