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due

adjective  /du/ us  

due adjective (OWED)

[not gradable] owed as a debt or as a right: I’m due a refund for the sweater I returned. Our thanks are due to everyone who gave so generously. The rent is now due (= should be paid).

due adjective (EXPECTED)

[not gradable] expected (to happen, arrive, etc.) at a particular time: What time is the next train due? [+ to infinitive] The meeting is now due to take place next week.

due adjective (RESULTING)

due to Due to can mean because of: Due to computer problems, the checks will be late. The flight was canceled due to bad weather.

due adjective (USUAL/CORRECT)

[not gradable] according to the usual custom or the correct process: Phillips took due note of the key statistics. In due course the business became a real money maker.

due

adverb [not gradable]  /du/ us  

due adverb [not gradable] (STRAIGHT)

(of north, south, east, or west) exactly, straight: They headed due north.
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