II.5 Verbs with other meanings
There are a few other verbs which have this structure. We include here average, which can indicate how much someone or something gets or produces. It can also indicate the speed or price of something, and is included in meaning group II.3 above.
allow average make mean
All biopsies are performed by a radiologist and helpers. The time is highly variable, but allow two hours.
The city now averages three or four murders every year.
Jones made 4,690 runs in one-day international matches.
The cut in interest rates does not mean a lot financially.