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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 Korean 빚지다…
in Arabic يَدين لـِ…
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 Spanish deber…
in Portuguese dever…
in German schulden…
in Catalan deure…
in Japanese (人)に借金がある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 负债, 欠(债), 欠(账)…
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