Translation of "owe" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /əʊ/ us // present participle owing, past tense and past participle owed

B1 to have to pay money back to someone who gave you money in the past

You still owe me money.
He owes / about $5,000 to the bank.
owe someone an apology, an explanation, etc.

to have to give something to someone because they deserve it

deber una disculpa, una explicación, etc. a alguien
I think I owe you an apology.

(Translation of “owe” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əu/

to be in debt to

I owe (him) $10.
owing adjective

still to be paid

There is some money still owing (to us).
owing to

because of

debido a, a causa de
Owing to the snow, the football has been cancelled.
owing to is used to mean ’because of’: The shop is closed owing to (not due to ) the manager’s illness. due to is used to mean ’caused by’: The accident was believed to be due to his negligence.

(Translation of “owe” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)