liable

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈlaɪ̯əbəl/ or [ˈlaɪ̯əbɫ̩] or [ˈlaɪ̯əbəɫ]
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Adjective[change]

Positive
liable

Comparative
more liable

Superlative
most liable

  1. (not before a noun) When you are liable, you are responsible for something by law.
    She was liable for the damage her car had caused in the accident.
  2. (not before a noun) To be liable is to be likely to begin something.
    When he had too much to drink he was liable to get into a fight.

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