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  1. 1
    to be expected to behave in a particular way, especially according to a rule, an agreement, or someone in authority

    You’re supposed to make a copy of the contract before you mail it.

    Am I supposed to be at the meeting on Tuesday?

    This isn’t what we’re supposed to be discussing.

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