Bedeutung von “owe” im Essential American English Dictionary

owe

verb us // present participle owing, past tense and past participle owed

B1 to have to pay money back to someone who gave you money in the past:

You still owe me money.
He owes / about $5,000 to the bank.
owe someone an apology, an explanation, etc.

to have to give something to someone because he or she deserves it:

I think I owe you an apology.

(Definition von “owe” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)