pay (sth) out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pay (sth) out" in British English

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pay (sth) out

phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
to ​spend a lot of ​money on something, or to ​pay a lot of ​money to someone: I've just ​paid out $500 on getting the ​carfixed.

pay sth out

phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
to ​release a ​piece of ​rope or cable in a ​controlled way
(Definition of pay (sth) out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pay sth out

phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
to ​pay a particular ​amount of ​money, especially a large ​amount, for something: I've just ​paid out €1000 getting the ​carfixed.
(Definition of pay sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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