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Spanish translation of “pay”

pay

verb /pei/ (past tense, past participle paid)
to give (money) to (someone) in exchange for goods, services etc He paid $5 for the book. to return (money that is owed) It’s time you paid your debts. to suffer punishment (for) You’ll pay for that remark! to be useful or profitable (to) Crime doesn’t pay. to give (attention, homage, respect etc) 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 The payer’s account is debited and the payee’s account is credited. payment noun money etc paid The TV can be paid for in ten weekly payments. the act of paying He gave me a book in payment for my kindness. pay packet noun an envelope containing a person’s wages
sobre de la paga
The manager handed out the pay packets.
payroll noun a list of all the workers in a factory etc We have 450 people on the payroll. the total amount of money to be paid to all the workers The thieves stole the payroll. pay back 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 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 His hard work paid off.
pay up 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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