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Definition of tax verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tax

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//tæks//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tax
     
    he / she / it taxes
     
    past simple taxed
     
    -ing form taxing
     
     
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  1. 1 tax somebody/something to put a tax on someone or something; to make someone pay tax Any interest payments are taxed as part of your income. His declared aim was to tax the rich.
  2. 2tax somebody/something to need a great amount of physical or mental effort The questions did not tax me. The problem is currently taxing the brains of the nation's experts (= making them think very hard).
  3. Phrasal Verbstax somebody with something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tax