Definition of levy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

levy

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈlevi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they levy
BrE BrE//ˈlevi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevi//
 
he / she / it levies
BrE BrE//ˈleviz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleviz//
 
past simple levied
BrE BrE//ˈlevid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevid//
 
past participle levied
BrE BrE//ˈlevid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlevid//
 
-ing form levying
BrE BrE//ˈleviɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈleviɪŋ//
 
 
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(levies, levying, levied, levied) levy something (on somebody/something) to use official authority to demand and collect a payment, tax, etc. a tax levied by the government on excess company profits A $30 million fine was levied against the company. It was a local tax levied by the council on the occupiers of land and buildings. Word Origin Middle English (as a noun): from Old French levee, feminine past participle of lever ‘raise’, from Latin levare, from levis ‘light’.
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