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PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈpoʊs ˌtu/ (stressed)
  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈpoʊs tə/ (unstressed)
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PhraseEdit

supposed to

  1. (idiomatic) Required to, ought to
    I am supposed to report to the police every week.
    Paul is supposed to call his mother every day.
  2. (idiomatic, with not) Permitted to.
    I am not supposed to smoke there.
  3. (idiomatic) Intended to; expected to; believed to.
    It's supposed to rain.
    The thief is supposed to be hiding in the forest.

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