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provide (something) for (someone or something)
To give or supply something for the benefit or use of someone or something else. The company is one of the few that provides paid paternity leave for its employees. The city center doesn't provide nearly enough parking spaces for the amount of cars that travel in each day, so finding a free spot can be a nightmare.
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provide something for someone or something
to supply something for someone or something. I will provide salad for the guests. Ted provided food for his dog.
provide for someone or something
to supply the needs of someone or something. Don't worry, we will provide for you. We will provide for the committee in the budget.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To supply someone or something with basic necessities, as food, shelter, and clothing: How long do you have to work every week to provide for such a large family?
2. To take measures in preparation for something: Our forecast provides for a 6 percent decrease in sales next year.
3. To set something down as a stipulation: Their employment contract provides for two weeks of vacation every year.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a thing of the past
- (someone or something) promises well
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- a/the feel of (something)
- all right
- (one) doesn't give a rip (about something)
- (have) got something going (with someone)
- (one) doesn't give a hoot (about something)
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- (one) could use (something)