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English definition of “liable”

liable

adjective [after verb] (LIKELY)    /ˈlaɪ.ə.bl̩/
C2 very likely to happen: The areas of town near the river are liable to flooding (= are often flooded). [+ to infinitive] He's liable to make a fuss if you wake him.Possible and probable
(Definition of liable adjective (LIKELY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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