Bedeutung von “owe” im Essential English Dictionary

owe

verb uk /əʊ/ owing, 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 they deserve it:

I think I owe you an apology.

(Definition von “owe” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)