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pay for sth

phrasal verb with pay uk   us   /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
C2 to be punished for doing something bad to someone else, or to suffer because of a mistake that you made: We all pay for our mistakes in some way at some time. He tricked me and I'm going to make him pay for it!
Translations of “pay for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…付出代價,因…得到報應…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…付出代价,因…得到报应…
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