Translation of "owe" - English-Turkish dictionary

owe

verb [ T ] uk us /əʊ/

B1 to have to pay money back to someone

borçlu olmak, borcu olmak
[ + two objects ] You still owe me money.
He owes about £5000 to the bank.
owe sb an apology/favour/drink, etc

B2 to have to give something to someone because they deserve it

birine özür/iyilik/içki vs. borcu olmak
I think I owe you an apology.
owe your existence/success, etc to sb/sth

to have something or achieve something because of someone or something else

varlığını/başarısını birine/bir şeye borçlu olmak
The museum owes much of its success to the present generation of young British artists.

(Translation of “owe” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)