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English definition of “paid”

paid

verb uk   /peɪd/ us  
past simple and past participle of payPaying and spending money

paid

adjective uk   /peɪd/ us  
being given money for something: Are you looking for paid work or voluntary work? paid employment paid holiday (US vacation) paid leavePaying and spending money used in combination to refer to the amount of money that someone is given for their work: low-paid workers a well-paid jobPaying and spending money
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