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Significado de “liable” - Diccionario Inglés

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liableadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.ə.bl̩/

liable adjective [after verb] (RESPONSIBLE)

C1 specialized law having (​legal) ​responsibility for something or someone: The ​lawholdsparents liable if a ​child does not ​attendschool. If we ​lose the ​case we may be liable for (= have to ​pay) the ​costs of the ​wholetrial.

liable adjective [after verb] (LIKELY)

C2 very ​likely to do something: The ​areas of ​town near the ​river are liable toflooding (= are often ​flooded). [+ to infinitive] He's liable to make a ​fuss if you ​wake him.
(Definition of liable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "liable" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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liableadjective [+ to infinitive]

 us   /ˈlɑɪ·ə·bəl/
likely to do, ​happen, or ​experience something: If you don’t take ​care of yourself, you’re liable to get ​sick. He’s liable to say anything that comes into his ​head.

liableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈlɑɪ·ə·bəl/ law
having ​legalresponsibility for something: He is still liable for ​repaying his ​studentloan.
(Definition of liable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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liableadjective [not before noun]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪəbl/
LAW legallyresponsible for something or someone: liable for sth The ​sellers were liable for all the ​damage. This is a serious ​crime and they can be ​held liable.
LAW, TAX responsible for ​paying something: If you are ​self-employed, you are still liable to ​pay National Insurance Contributions.liable to sth You will be liable to ​tax on the ​interest.
LAW if someone is liable to a punishment, they will receive that punishment: liable to sth He is guilty of an ​offence and liable to 14 ​years' imprisonment.
likely to do something: liable to do sth They're liable to give you problems over your ​businessproposal.
(Definition of liable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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