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English definition of “pay (sth) out”

pay (sth) out

phrasal verb with pay     /peɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle paid)
to spend a lot of money on something, or to pay a lot of money to someone: I've just paid out £700 to get the car fixed.Paying and spending money
(Definition of pay (sth) out from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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