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due

adjective (OWED)    /djuː/ US  /duː/
C2 owed as a debt or as a right : The rent is due (= should be paid ) at the end of the month . £50 is due to me (US due me) from the people I worked for last month . Our thanks are due to everyone.UK law He was found to have been driving without due (= the necessary ) care and attention .Borrowing, lending and debt be due for sth C1 If you are due for something, you expect to receive it, because you deserve it: I must be due for promotion soon .
(Definition of due adjective (OWED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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