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    goodstudent is offline Member
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    What does abound mean

    I saw this sentence "If you cannot receive the cheque I think that abound back."

    I did search for the definition of abound, but not sure what it means in the sentence

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    Re: What does abound mean

    not a teacher

    You say that you "saw" the sentence, but the sentence as written does not make sense. Do you mean that you heard the sentence?
    The word "abound" is not correct in this context, perhaps you misheard it.

    When a cheque is rejected by the bank (often because there is not enough money in the account) it is said to have "bounced".
    "I can't do business with Mr Smith, the last two cheques he wrote for me bounced".
    Sometimes people say that the cheque "bounced back".

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    Re: What does abound mean

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    You say that you "saw" the sentence, but the sentence as written does not make sense. Do you mean that you heard the sentence?
    The word "abound" is not correct in this context, perhaps you misheard it.

    When a cheque is rejected by the bank (often because there is not enough money in the account) it is said to have "bounced".
    "I can't do business with Mr Smith, the last two cheques he wrote for me bounced".
    Sometimes people say that the cheque "bounced back".
    I saw the sentence. The sentence is a reply sent to me. I guess maybe the person typed wrongly or something. I guess the person wanted to say "bounced back"

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