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tax

noun [C or U] uk   /tæks/ us  
B1 (an amount of) money paid to the government that is based on your income or the cost of goods or services you have bought: They're putting up the tax on cigarettes. Tax cuts (= reductions in taxes) are always popular. What do you earn before/after tax (= before/after you have paid tax on the money you earn)?
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tax

verb [T] uk   /tæks/ us  

tax verb [T] (MONEY)

C1 to make someone pay a tax: Husbands and wives may be taxed independently/together.
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tax verb [T] (NEED EFFORT)

to need someone to make a lot of effort, either physical or mental: He only has to read a short report - it shouldn't tax him unduly.
Translations of “tax”
in Korean 세금…
in Arabic ضَريبة…
in French taxe, impôt, fardeau…
in Turkish vergi…
in Italian tassa, tasse…
in Chinese (Traditional) 稅, 稅款…
in Russian налог…
in Polish podatek…
in Spanish impuesto, carga…
in Portuguese imposto…
in German die Steuer, die Belastung…
in Catalan impost…
in Japanese 税金, 税…
in Chinese (Simplified) 税, 税款…
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