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verb [T] uk   /rɪˈpeɪ/ (repaid, repaid) us  
B2 to pay back or to reward someone or something: He had to sell his car to repay the bank loan. She repaid the loan to her mother. [+ two objects] She repaid her mother the loan. How can I ever repay you for all your kindness?
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