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debit

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈdeb.ɪt/ us  
B2 (a record of) money taken out of a bank account: The account was in debit at the end of the month (= more money had been spent than was in the account at that time). Debits are shown in the left-hand column.
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debit

verb [T] uk   /ˈdeb.ɪt/ us  
B2 to take money out of an account or keep a record of this: The bank debited my account. The bank debited the money from my account. The unauthorized borrowing fee will be debited to your account.
Translations of “debit”
in Korean 인출액…
in Arabic دَين…
in French débit…
in Turkish hesaptan çekilen para…
in Italian addebito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 借項…
in Russian дебет…
in Polish wypłata, debet…
in Spanish débito…
in Portuguese débito…
in German die Belastung…
in Catalan càrrec, dèbit…
in Japanese (お金の)引落とし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借项, 借记…
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