pay sb/sth back
— phrasal verb with pay uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/ verb paid, paid
- He still hasn't paid me back that money he owes me.
- If I could borrow 20 pounds I'll pay you back next week.
- She lent me some money last month and I forgot to pay her back.
- They promised to pay me back and they never did.
- I have borrowed money from people in the past but I've always paid them back.