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Translation of "pay" - English-Polish dictionary

pay

verb     /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.Paying and spending moneyGiving, providing and supplying
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 jobPaying and spending moneyGiving, providing and supplying
ADVANTAGE [I]
to be a good thing to do because it gives you money or an advantage opłacać się, popłacać Crime doesn't pay.Useful or advantageous
SUFFER [I, T]
to suffer because of something bad you have done płacić (za), zapłacić (za) He's certainly paying for his mistakes.Experiencing and suffering
pay attention
B1 to look at or listen to someone or something carefully uważać I missed what she was saying because I wasn't paying attention.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
pay sb a compliment
to tell someone that you admire something about them powiedzieć komuś komplement Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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.Relieved and thankful
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 Visiting
(Definition of pay verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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