tax

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tax is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
tax

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
tax

Plural
taxes

  1. Money taken by a government.
    The city is raising taxes again.

Verb[change]

Plain form
tax

Third-person singular
taxes

Past tense
taxed

Past participle
taxed

Present participle
taxing

  1. (transitive) If you tax someone, you make them pay a tax.
    Some people say governments tax poor people too much.
  2. (transitive) If an activity is taxing, it causes difficulty or makes you tired.