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1‘they will have to pay tax on interest earned by savings’
levy, tariff, duty, toll, excise, impost, contribution, assessment, tribute, tithe, charge, fee
Scottish Irish Indian cess
2‘a heavy tax on the reader's attention’
burden, load, weight, encumbrance, demand, strain, pressure, stress, drain, imposition
responsibility, duty, onus, obligation, care, worry
1‘the president pledged to tax foreign companies more harshly’
levy a tax on, impose a toll on, charge duty on, exact a tax on, demand a tax on
assess, charge, tithe
2‘Basil's constant whining and struggling was taxing her strength’
strain, stretch, put a strain on, make demands on, weigh heavily on, weigh down
burden, load, overload, encumber, push, push too far
overwhelm, try, task, wear out, exhaust, sap, drain, empty, enervate, fatigue, tire, weary, weaken, overwork
3‘Curzon taxed him with starting a revolution’
confront, accuse, call to account, charge, blame, censure, condemn, denounce
prosecute, bring charges against, indict, arraign, incriminate
North American impeach
informal point the finger at
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