supposed to

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sə.poʊs.tu/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /sə.poʊs.tə/ (unstressed)

Phrase[edit]

supposed to

  1. (idiomatic) Required
    I am supposed to report to the police every week.
  2. (idiomatic, with not) Permitted
    I am not supposed to smoke there.
  3. (idiomatic) Expected to
    It's supposed to rain.

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