levy

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Levy is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Verb[change]

Plain form
levy

Third-person singular
levies

Past tense
levied

Past participle
levied

Present participle
levying

  1. If you levy a charge or a tax, you legally make people pay it.
    The government levies a tax on all wood entering the country.

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Noun[change]

Singular
levy

Plural
levies

  1. A levy is an extra charge on top of the basic price, usually a tax.
    The levy on fuel went up this year.
  2. Someone drafted or conscripted into military service.

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