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owing to

preposition

Simple Definition of owing to

  • : because of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of owing to

  1. :  because of <absent owing to illness>

Examples of owing to in a sentence

  1. She walks with a limp owing to a childhood injury.

  2. <owing to the extra snow days this year, we'll have to run an additional two days into June>



1667

First Known Use of owing to

1667


OWING TO Defined for Kids

owing to

preposition

Definition of owing to for Students

  1. :  because of <… she saw nothing, owing to the darkness … — Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth>





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