beholden Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “beholden” in the English Dictionary

"beholden" in British English

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beholdenadjective [after verb]

uk   /bɪˈhəʊl.dən/  us   /-ˈhoʊl-/ formal
feeling you have a ​duty to someone because they have done something for you: She ​wanted to be ​independent and beholden to no one.
(Definition of beholden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beholden" in American English

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 us   /bɪˈhoʊl·dən/
feeling you have a duty to someone who has done something for you: They do not ​benefit from ​statesubsidies and ​therefore are not beholden to the ​government.
(Definition of beholden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beholden”
in Chinese (Simplified) 受惠的, 感激的, 欠人情的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受惠的, 感激的, 欠人情的…
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