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"duty-free" in British English

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duty-freeadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈdu·t̬i ˈfri/
sold without any tax added, esp. at airports
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duty-freeadjective

uk   /ˌdjuːtiˈfriː/ us   also duty free
TAX, COMMERCE duty-free goods are goods that you can buy without paying the tax that would normally be added to their price, often sold in airports, on planes, etc.: She had bought some duty-free perfume at the airport. duty-free goods/items/purchases the duty-free business/industry/market
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duty-free
adverb
Buy drink and cigarettes duty-free at the airport.

duty-freenoun

uk   us   also duty free TAX, COMMERCE
[C] informal a duty-free shop: She works in the duty-free at Gatwick.
[U or plural] goods that you can buy, for example, at an airport, without paying the tax that would normally be added to their price, or the system that allows these goods to be sold without tax: Since the abolition of duty free, airports can no longer rely on alcohol and tobacco for profits. I didn't have time to buy any duty-frees.
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