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due

adjective
 
 
/djuː/
EVENT [never before noun] B1 expected or planned: [+ to do sth] He was due to fly back this morning. Her book is due out (= expected to be published) next week. When is the baby due (= expected to be born)?Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
due to sth B1 because of something: The train was late due to snow.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
MONEY [never before noun] Money that is due is owed to someone and must be paid: The rent is due today.Borrowing, lending and debt
DESERVE Something that is due to you is something that is owed to you or something you deserve: He didn't get the praise and recognition that was due to him.Borrowing, lending and debt
BEHAVIOUR [always before noun] formal correct and suitable: He was fined for driving without due care and attention. →  Opposite undue Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
be due for sth If you are due for something, it should happen very soon: I'm due for a check-up at the dentist's.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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