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English definition of “debt”

debt

noun     /det/
AMOUNT [C] B2 an amount of money that you owe someone: She's working in a bar to try to pay off her debts.Borrowing, lending and debtAccounting
OWE MONEY [U] B2 a situation in which you owe money to someone: We don't want to get into debt. He's heavily in debt.Borrowing, lending and debtAccounting
be in sb's debt to feel grateful to someone who has helped you or given you something: I shall forever be in your debt.Relieved and thankful
(Definition of debt noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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