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verb [transitive] tax pronunciation in British English /tæks/
Word Forms
present tense
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.
    government plans to tax private schools
    1. a.
      to get money by making someone pay a tax
      Couples may choose to be taxed as two single persons.
  2. 2
    formal to cause problems, or to make things difficult for someone
    The crowds have severely taxed the security services.
    Having to repeat things constantly can really tax your patience.

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