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English definition of “owe”

owe

verb [T] (AS A RESULT)    /əʊ/ US  //
C2 to have success, happiness, a job, etc. only because of what someone has given you or done for you or because of your own efforts: I owe my success to my education. He owes his life to the staff at the hospital. I owe everything (= I am very grateful) to my parents.Relieved and thankful
(Definition of owe verb (AS A RESULT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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