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English definition of “pay”


verb   /peɪ/ (present participle paying, past tense and past participle paid)
A1 to give money to someone because you are buying something from him or her: Helen paid for the tickets .
B1 to give someone money for the work that he or she does: She gets paid twice a month . We paid them $600 for the work .
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 .
(Definition of pay verb from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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