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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: taxicab

taxi

1 noun
     
taxi
tax‧i1 [countable]
TTC a car and driver that you pay to take you somewhere [= cab]
take/get a taxi
I took a taxi to the airport.
in a taxi
They had to send me home in a taxi.
by taxi
She arrived by taxi.
It's only a 5 minute taxi ride away.
Shall I call you a taxi (=telephone for a taxi to come)?
hail a taxi (=wave or shout at a taxi to make it stop)
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