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English definition of “paid”


adjective     /peɪd/
being given money for something: Are you looking for paid work or voluntary work ? paid employment paid holiday (US vacation ) paid leave Paying 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 job Paying and spending money
(Definition of paid adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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