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English definition of “pay sb/sth back”

pay sb/sth back

phrasal verb with pay
 
 
/peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
to pay someone the money that you owe them: You need to pay back the loan within five years. I'm happy to lend you the money, but when will you pay me back? → Compare payback
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