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English definition of “repay”

repay

verb [T]     /rɪˈpeɪ/ (repaid, repaid)
B2 to pay back or to reward someone or something: He had to sell his car to repay the bank loan . She repaid the loan to her mother . [+ two objects] She repaid her mother the loan . How can I ever repay you for all your kindness ?Paying and spending money
(Definition of repay verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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