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    1. tax
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    2. n. noun

      v. verb

      • 1. impose a tax on (someone or something):

        hardware and software is taxed at 7.5 percent
        Synonym : charge (duty on), tithe, mulct
      • 2. make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources):

        she knew that the ordeal to come would tax all her strength
        Synonym : strain, stretch, overburden, overload, encumber, push too far, overwhelm, try, wear out, exhaust, sap, drain, weary, weaken
      • 3. confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing:

        why are you taxing me with these preposterous allegations?
      • 4. examine and assess (the costs of a case).

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: tax, plural noun: taxes

      • v.: verb: tax, 3rd person present: taxes, gerund or present participle: taxing, past tense: taxed, past participle: taxed

      • noun

        a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.

        a strain or heavy demand:

      • verb

        impose a tax on (someone or something):

        pay tax on (something, especially a vehicle).

      • adjective

        physically or mentally demanding:
      • adjective

        physically or mentally demanding:
      • n. noun

        tax levied by a government directly on income, especially an annual tax on personal income.
      • n. noun

        a person with a high income or considerable wealth who chooses to live in a country or area with low tax rates.
      • n. noun

        tax on a child's investment income, which is taxed at the parents' rate under certain conditions.
      • n. noun

        a country or independent area where taxes are levied at a low rate.
      • n. noun

        a tax on items considered undesirable or harmful, such as alcohol or tobacco.
      • adjective

        (of income or profits) remaining after the deduction of taxes.
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