Wordlist: Customs - List 1

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customs
 
the duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods; the government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods
 
customs officer
 
an officer enforcing customs laws
 
duty
 
a tax placed on imports or exports
 
smuggle
 
to import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
 
declare
 
to make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable; to announce something formally or officially
 
duty-free shop
 
a shop, especially at an airport, where goods may be purchased that are excluded from duty
 
duty-free
 
excluded from duty, especially from customs duty
 
passport
 
an official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued
 
expired
 
that is no longer valid
 
valid
 
acceptable or correct; not yet expired
 
 
  • customs
    • customs[ˈkʌstəmz](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • the duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods; the government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods
    • Example:
      • We had to pay customs £200 on all the wine we took back from France.
  • customs officer
    • customs officer, customs officers(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an officer enforcing customs laws
    • Example:
      • We got pulled over by the customs officers on our way back from France.
    • duty, duties[ˈdjuːti](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a tax placed on imports or exports
    • Example:
      • You have to pay a duty on certain things.
  • smuggle
    • smuggle[ˈsmʌɡəl](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
    • Example:
      • The two men were arrested for smuggling.
  • declare
    • declare[dɪˈklɛː](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable; to announce something formally or officially
    • Example:
      • You have to declare the car if you want to take it back home.
  • duty-free shop
    • duty-free shop, duty-free shops(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a shop, especially at an airport, where goods may be purchased that are excluded from duty
    • Example:
      • We bought some bottles of wine at the duty-free shop.
    • duty-free(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • excluded from duty, especially from customs duty
    • Example:
      • Some things are duty-free.
  • passport
    • passport, passports[ˈpɑːspɔːt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued
    • Example:
      • You will have to bring your passport to prove who you are.
      • Synonym(s):
        identification, ID
    • expired(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • that is no longer valid
    • Example:
      • Unfortunately I brought my expired passport instead of my new one.
      • Synonym(s):
        invalid
    • valid(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • acceptable or correct; not yet expired
    • Example:
      • Do not drive without a valid license.
      • Antonym(s):
        invalid
 

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duty
smuggle
declare
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expired
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        duty-free shop
        duty-free shop
        passport
        passport
        declare
        declare
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        smuggle
        customs officer
        customs officer
        customs
        customs
         
         
         

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        valid
        acceptable or correct; not yet expired
        customs officer
        an officer enforcing customs laws
        smuggle
        to import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
        expired
        that is no longer valid
        passport
        an official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued
        customs
        the duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods; the government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods
        duty
        a tax placed on imports or exports
        duty-free shop
        a shop, especially at an airport, where goods may be purchased that are excluded from duty
        duty-free
        excluded from duty, especially from customs duty
        declare
        to make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable; to announce something formally or officially
         
         
         

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        duty-free shop
        a shop, especially at an airport, where goods may be purchased that are excluded from duty
        smuggle
        to import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties
        passport
        an official document normally used for international journeys, which proves the identity and nationality of the person for whom it was issued
        customs officer
        an officer enforcing customs laws
        declare
        to make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable; to announce something formally or officially
        customs
        the duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods; the government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on imported goods
         
         
         
         

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