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pay

Definitions by Oxford


[peɪ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- give (someone) money that is due for work done, goods received, or a debt incurred
(e.g: the traveller paid a guide to show him across)

- suffer a misfortune as a consequence of an action
(e.g: they paid for his impatience)

- give (attention, respect, or a compliment) to (someone)
(e.g: no one paid them any attention)


Phrases:
- he who pays the piper calls the tune
- in the pay of
- pay dearly
- pay for itself
- pay it forward
- pay one's last respects
- pay one's respects
- pay one's way
- pay through the nose
- you pays your money and you takes your choice

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘pacify’): from Old French paie (noun), payer (verb), from Latin pacare ‘appease’, from pax, pac- ‘peace’. The notion of ‘payment’ arose from the sense of ‘pacifying’ a creditor


[peɪ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the money paid to someone for regular work
(e.g: an entitlement to sickness pay)


Phrases:
- he who pays the piper calls the tune
- in the pay of
- pay dearly
- pay for itself
- pay it forward
- pay one's last respects
- pay one's respects
- pay one's way
- pay through the nose
- you pays your money and you takes your choice

Origin:


[peɪ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- seal (the deck or seams of a wooden ship) with pitch or tar to prevent leakage
(e.g: an open groove between the planks had to be payed by running in hot pitch from a special ladle)


Phrases:

Origin:
early 17th century: from Old Northern French peier, from Latin picare, from pix, pic- ‘pitch’







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