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v. reck·oned, reck·on·ing, reck·ons
1. To count or compute: reckon the cost. See Synonyms at calculate.
2. To consider as being; regard as: a book that was reckoned a masterpiece. See Synonyms at consider.
3. Chiefly Southern & South Midland
a. To think or conclude: I reckon what you say is true.
b. To expect or intend (to do something): "You reckon to call the sheriff?" (Cormac McCarthy).
1. To make a calculation; figure.
2. Chiefly South & South Midland To think or believe: I reckon so.
Phrasal Verbs:
reckon on Chiefly Southern & South Midland
To expect or anticipate: When do you reckon on coming back?
reckon with
To take into account or deal with: a man to be reckoned with.
reckon without
To fail to consider or deal with; ignore.

[Middle English rekenen, from Old English gerecenian, to recount, arrange; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]
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w>reckon without

vi +prep objnicht rechnen mit; he reckoned without the fact that …er hatte nicht damit gerechnet, dass …; you must reckon without my being there to help youdu musst damit rechnen, dass ich nicht da bin(, um dir zu helfen)
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References in classic literature ?
If you reckon on it, you reckon without Geoffrey Delamayn.
But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all - The Ladybird.
The champions have to reckon without Jonny Craigs and Lee Crozier remains on the injured list, but Gateshead have Andy Porter back to balance their attack.
The experienced players have taken the young ones under their wing and everyone is pulling in the right direction." While Wade again has to reckon without injured captain Joe Kendrick, Craig Hubbard and Dean Holmes, midfielder Matty Wade and winger Aaron Wearmouth should return.
However, they reckon without a suspicious and determined detective and her partner.
Meanwhile, the rest of the clan are roughing it as they go 'wild camping', but reckon without sprained ankles, half-man/ half-kestrel hybrids and their general poor sense of direction.
But that is to reckon without the trauma of his recent court case and the support he was given throughout by Tottenham Hotspur.
It's the last episode of the series and Anna, left, and Tom prepare to quit the UK for Botswana, but reckon without fate putting a spanner in the works - courtesy of Fiona.
Banking on a show with the leading role played by a horse might not seem wise, but that's to reckon without the ingenuity promised by the National Theater production "War Horse."
Ashton has already been forced to reckon without players from Leicester, Wasps and Bath, who are all involved in the Heineken and Challenge Cup finals the weekend before the first Test against the Springboks on May 26.