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Meaning of "pay" in Essential American English Dictionary

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 Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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