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English definition of “pay”
/peɪ/ v [I/T] (past tense and past participle paid /peɪd/) (GIVE EARNINGS)
› 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/ n [U] › I asked the boss for a raise in pay.