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pay

verb [I/T] (GIVE MONEY FOR)   /peɪ/ (past tense and past participle paid  /peɪd/)
to give money to someone for goods or services: [T] We paid a lot of money for that table. [I] Would you prefer to pay by credit card? [I] fig. We all eventually pay for our mistakes (= suffer or are punished because of our mistakes). To pay is also to give someone or something money for an amount you owe: [T] We’ve got to pay the rent. [T] We have so many bills to pay. payable    /ˈpeɪ·ə·bəl/ adjective [not gradable] Please make your check payable to Broadway Antiques.
(Definition of pay verb (GIVE MONEY FOR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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