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tax

tax

 
 
pronunciation:
taeks
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sum of money paid to a government and used for its services.
Taxes are charged on what we earn and many things that we buy.
synonyms:
levy
similar words:
duty, tariff
definition 2: a difficult demand; strain or burden.
The medical bills were a tax on our savings.
synonyms:
strain
similar words:
burden, drain, load, stress, weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: taxed, taxes, taxing
definition 1: to place a tax on.
The government taxes gasoline and cigarettes.
similar words:
burden, exact, levy
definition 2: to place a difficult demand or burden on.
Working two jobs taxed his strength.
synonyms:
burden
similar words:
overload, saddle, try
derivations: taxless (adj.), taxingly (adv.), taxer (n.)
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