English definition of “pay”
/peɪ/ verb (present participle paying, past tense and past participle paid)
A1 to give money to someone because you are buying something from him or her: Helen paid for the tickets.
B1 to give someone money for the work that he or she does: She gets paid twice a month. We paid them $600 for the work.
pay attention B1 to look at or listen to someone or something carefully: I missed what she was saying because I wasn’t paying attention.