BUY[I, T]›to give money to someone because you are buying something from them, or because you owe them money: Helen paid for the tickets.Did you pay the telephone bill?You can pay by cash or credit card.
WORK[I, T]›to give someone money for the work that they do: She gets paid twice a month.People work for them because they pay well.[+ two objects]We paid them £600 for the work.a paid job
ADVANTAGE[I]›to be a good thing to do because it gives you money or an advantage: Crime doesn't pay.
SUFFER[I, T]›to suffer because of something bad you have done: He's certainly paying for his mistakes.
pay attention›to look at or listen to someone or something carefully: I missed what she was saying because I wasn't paying attention.
pay sb a compliment›to tell someone that you admire something about them
pay tribute to sb/sth›to thank someone or say that you admire someone or something, especially in public: He paid tribute to his former teacher.
pay sb/sth a visit; pay a visit to sb/sth›to visit a place or a person, usually for a short time