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owe

verb  us   //

owe verb (HAVE A DEBT)

[I/T] to have the responsibility to pay or give back something you have received from someone: [T] Don’t forget – you owe me ten dollars.

owe verb (BE GRATEFUL)

[T] to be grateful to someone or something because of what the person or thing provided or made possible: I owe a lot to my parents, who have always supported and encouraged me.
Translations of “owe”
in Arabic يَدين لـِ…
in Korean 빚지다…
in Malaysian berhutang…
in French devoir…
in Turkish borçlu olmak, borcu olmak…
in Italian dovere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 負債, 欠(債), 欠(帳)…
in Russian быть должным, задолжать…
in Polish być winnym…
in Vietnamese nợ…
in Spanish deber…
in Portuguese dever…
in Thai เป็นหนี้…
in German schulden…
in Catalan deure…
in Japanese (人)に借金がある…
in Indonesian meminjam, berhutang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负债, 欠(债), 欠(账)…
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