Bedeutung von “pay” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /peɪ/ past tense and past participle paid
BUY [ I, T ]

A1 to give money to someone because you are buying something from them, or because you owe them money:

Helen paid for the tickets.
Did you pay the telephone bill?
You can pay by cash or credit card.

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WORK [ I, T ]

B1 to give someone money for the work that they do:

She gets paid twice a month.
People work for them because they pay well.
[ + two objects ] We paid them 1000 euros for the work.
a paid job

to be a good thing to do because it gives you money or an advantage:

Crime doesn't pay.

to suffer because of something bad you have done:

He's certainly paying for his mistakes.
pay attention

B1 to look at or listen to someone or something carefully:

I missed what she was saying because I wasn't paying attention.
pay sb a compliment

to tell someone that you admire something about them

pay tribute to sb/sth

to thank someone or say that you admire someone or something, especially in public:

He paid tribute to his former teacher.
pay sb/sth a visit; pay a visit to sb/sth

B2 to visit a place or a person, usually for a short time

(Definition von “pay verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)