Translation of "liable" - English-Traditional 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. 這項法律規定孩子不上學父母要負法律責任。
If we lose the case we may be liable for (= have to pay) the costs of the whole trial. 如果我們輸掉了這場官司,就要承擔官司的全部費用。

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). 這個城鎮靠近河邊的地區很容易遭到水淹。
[ + to infinitive ] He's liable to make a fuss if you wake him. 你如果把他吵醒了,他會大發雷霆的。

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