duty


duty
n.
obligation
service

1) to assume, take on a duty

2) to carry out, discharge, do, perform one's duty

3) to shirk one's duty

4) an ethical, moral; legal; painful, unpleasant; pleasant duty

5) a civic; official; patriotic; professional duty ; supervisory duties

6) (esp. mil.) active; detached; fatigue; guard; light; overseas; sea; special; temporary duty (to see active duty)

7) a duty to (a duty to one's country)

8) a duty to + inf. (physicians have a duty to report such cases)

9) on duty; off duty (who was on duty yesterday? when do you get off duty?)

10) (misc.) a sense of duty; in line of duty; duty calls

tariff
tax

11) to impose a duty on

12) to pay duty on

13) to lift a duty from

14) to exempt smt. from duty

15) (BE) a death duty (AE has inheritance tax)

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['djuːtɪ]
detached
in line of duty
patriotic
perform one's duty
pleasant duty
professional duty
supervisory dutyies
take on a duty
duty calls
temporary duty (to see active duty)
off duty (who was on duty yesterday? when do you get<off duty?)
(esp. mil.) active
(misc.) a sense of duty
['obligation'] ['service'] to assume
['tariff'] ['tax'] to impose a duty on
a civic
an ethical
on duty
to carry out
to exempt smt. from duty
to lift a duty from
to pay duty on
to shirk one's duty
(BE) a death duty (AE has inheritance tax)
a duty to (a duty to one's country)
a duty to + inf. (physicians have a duty to report such cases)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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