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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.
• [in sing. ] figurative a strain or heavy demand : a heavy tax on the reader's attention.
verb [ trans. ]
1 impose a tax on (someone or something) : hardware and software is taxed at 7.5 percent.
• figurative make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources) : she knew that the ordeal to come would tax all her strength.
2 confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing : why are you taxing me with these preposterous allegations?
3 Law examine and assess (the costs of a case).
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