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pay

verb /pei/ ( past tense, past participle paid)
to give (money) to (someone) in exchange for goods, services etc
pagar, retribuir, remunerar (trabajo)
He paid $5 for the book.
to return (money that is owed)
pagar, saldar (deuda)
It’s time you paid your debts.
to suffer punishment (for)
pagar
You’ll pay for that remark!
to be useful or profitable (to)
compensar, valer la pena, convenir
Crime doesn’t pay.
to give (attention, homage, respect etc)
prestar (atención), rendir (homenaje), conceder, ofrecer
Pay attention! We came here to pay our respects to the people who died.
payable adjective which may be or must be paid
pagadero
The account is payable at the end of the month.
payee noun a person to whom money is (to be) paid
beneficiario, portador
The payer’s account is debited and the payee’s account is credited.
payer noun someone who pays money for something
Pagador
The payer must pay the sum set out in his payment notice on or before the final date for payment.
payment noun money etc paid
pago
The TV can be paid for in ten weekly payments.
the act of paying
pago, recompensa
He gave me a book in payment for my kindness.
pay cheque noun ( pay check) a cheque/check that you are given by your employer as payment for work that you have done
Cheque
the amount of money that you are paid for your job
Sueldo
He’s a company director on a big fat pay cheque/check.
payday noun the day on which you get paid by your employer.
Día de Pago
payout noun the payment of a large sum of money to someone, for example as a competition prize
Pago
the world’s largest ever lottery payout.
pay packet noun an envelope containing a person’s wages
sobre de la paga
The manager handed out the pay packets.
pay phone noun a public telephone that you pay to use with coins or a credit card.
Cabina Telefónica
payroll noun a list of all the workers in a factory etc
nómina; plantilla
We have 450 people on the payroll.
the total amount of money to be paid to all the workers
nómina de los trabajadores
The thieves stole the payroll.
pay back phrasal verb to give back (to someone something that one has borrowed)
devolver, pagar, reembolsar
I’ll pay you back as soon as I can.
to punish
hacer pagar (a)
I’ll pay you back for that!
pay off phrasal verb to pay in full and discharge (workers) because they are no longer needed
liquidar el sueldo, dar el finiquito, pagar y despedir
Hundreds of steel-workers have been paid off.
to have good results
valer la pena, dar resultado, ser rentable, compensar
His hard work paid off.
pay up phrasal verb to give (money) to someone, eg in order to pay a debt
pagar (lo que se debe)
You have three days to pay up (= You must pay up within three days).
put paid to to prevent a person from doing (something he planned or wanted to do)
acabar con, poner fin a algo
The rain put paid to our visit to the zoo.
(Definition of pay from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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