Translation of "pay" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk us /peɪ/ (past tense and past participle paid)
BUY [ I, T ]

A1 to give money to someone because you are buying something from them, or because you owe them money

płacić (za), zapłacić (za), opłacić
Helen paid for the tickets.
Did you pay the telephone bill?
You can pay by cash or credit card.
WORK [ I, T ]

B1 to give someone money for the work that they do

płacić, zapłacić
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

to be a good thing to do because it gives you money or an advantage

opłacać się, popłacać
Crime doesn't pay.

to suffer because of something bad you have done

płacić (za), zapłacić (za)
He's certainly paying for his mistakes.
pay attention

B1 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

powiedzieć komuś komplement
pay tribute to sb/sth

to thank someone or say that you admire someone or something, especially in public

wyrażać uznanie dla kogoś/czegoś , składać komuś/czemuś hołd
He paid tribute to his former teacher.
pay sb/sth a visit; pay a visit to sb/sth

B2 to visit a place or a person, usually for a short time

składać komuś/gdzieś wizytę

(Translation of “pay verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)