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necessary

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1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law

  • an emissions test is necessary before you can renew the registration for your car
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2 impossible to avoid or evade

  • taxes will always be a necessary evil
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in the bag, in the cards (also on the cards)

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necessary

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something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable

  • a modest income that provided the family with only the necessaries of life
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