|Origin:||taxer 'to make a judgment about, tax', from Latin taxare 'to feel, make a judgment about, blame', from tangere; TANGIBLE|
to charge a tax on something
tax something at 10%/a higher rate etc
They may be taxed at a higher rate.
tax somebody on something
The individual is taxed on the amount of dividend received.
Cigarettes are heavily taxed in Britain.
2 British EnglishTT
to pay the sum of money charged each year for using a vehicle on British roads ➔ car tax, road tax
to make someone have to work hard or make an effort
tax somebody's patience/strength etc
The kids are really taxing my patience today.
It shouldn't tax your brain too much.