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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: taxi /ˈtæksi/ 
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singulartaxi
pluraltaxis
  1. a car whose driver is paid to take you to a particular place, especially a fairly short distance
    take a taxi:

    It's too far to walk, so I'll take a taxi.

    hail a taxi (=wave or shout at one to make it stop):

    I tried to hail a taxi but they all sped past.

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