Meaning of DUTY in English



Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


Duty is work that you have to do for your job.

Staff must report for ~ at their normal place of work...

My ~ is to look after the animals.



Your duties are tasks which you have to do because they are part of your job.

I carried out my duties conscientiously...



If you say that something is your ~, you believe that you ought to do it because it is your responsibility.

I consider it my ~ to write to you and thank you.

N-SING: oft with poss


Duties are taxes which you pay to the government on goods that you buy.

Import duties still average 30%.

...customs duties...



If someone such as a policeman or a nurse is off ~, they are not working. If someone is on ~, they are working.

I’m off ~...

Extra staff had been put on ~.

PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR

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