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pay

verb [I/T] (GIVE EARNINGS)   /peɪ/ (past tense and past participle paid  /peɪd/)
to give money to someone that the person has earned for work done: [T] We pay our salespeople a salary plus a bonus based on their sales. [I] Construction jobs generally pay well. pay    /peɪ/ noun [U] I asked the boss for a raise in pay.
(Definition of pay verb (GIVE EARNINGS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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