Translation of "liable" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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liableadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˈlaɪ.ə.bəl/ us /ˈlaɪ.ə.bəl/

liable adjective [ after verb ] (RESPONSIBLE)

C1 specialized law having (legal) responsibility for something or someone

The law holds parents liable if a child does not attend school. 这项法律规定孩子不上学父母要负法律责任。
If we lose the case we may be liable for (= have to pay) the costs of the whole trial. 如果我们输掉了这场官司,就要承担官司的全部费用。

liable adjective [ after verb ] (LIKELY)

C2 very likely to do something

The areas of town near the river are liable to flooding (= are often flooded). 这个城镇靠近河边的地区很容易遭到水淹。
[ + to infinitive ] He's liable to make a fuss if you wake him. 你如果把他吵醒了,他会大发雷霆的。

(Translation of “liable” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)