intr.v. a·bound·ed, a·bound·ing, a·bounds
1. To be great in number or amount: "In areas where scorpions abound, spider populations are generally kept in check" (Natalie Angier).
2. To have something in great numbers or amounts. Often used with in or with: "Neanderthal sites ... abound with artifacts, including scrapers, choppers, hand axes, and knives" (Philip and Carol Zaleski). See Synonyms at teem1.
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