abound

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bound /əˈbaʊnd/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. [no object] to occur or exist in great amount or numbers: a stream in which trout abound.
  2. [+ in + object] to be rich or well supplied: The region abounds in coal.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
a•bound  (ə bound),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers:a stream in which trout abound.
  2. to be rich or well supplied (usually fol. by in):The region abounds in coal.
  3. to be filled;
    teem (usually fol. by with):The ship abounds with rats.
a•bounding•ly, adv. 
  • Latin abundāre to overflow, equivalent. to ab- ab- + undāre to move in waves; see undulate
  • Middle English abounden 1325–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
abound /əˈbaʊnd/ vb (intransitive)
  1. to exist or occur in abundance; be plentiful
  2. followed by with or in: to be plentifully supplied (with); teem (with): the gardens abound with flowers, the fields abound in corn
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin abundāre to overflow, from undāre to flow, from unda wave
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