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pay someone/something back

phrasal verb with pay
 
/peɪ/ verb ( present participle paying, past tense and past participle paid)
B1 to pay someone the money that you owe him or her: Has he paid you back the money he owes you?
(Definition of pay someone/something back from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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