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verb [transitive] tax pronunciation in British English /tæks/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytax
he/she/ittaxes
present participletaxing
past tensetaxed
past participletaxed
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  1. 1
    economics to get money for public services and other government institutions by putting a tax on something

    Child care for working mothers should not be taxed.

    1. a.
      to get money by making someone pay a tax

      Couples may choose to be taxed as two single persons.

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