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pay 1

 (pā)
v. paid (pād), pay·ing, pays
v.tr.
1. To give money to in return for goods or services rendered: pay the cashier.
2. To give (money) in exchange for goods or services: paid four dollars for a hamburger; paid an hourly wage.
3. To discharge or settle (a debt or obligation): paying taxes; paid the bill.
4. To bear (a cost or penalty, for example) in recompense: She paid the price for her unpopular opinions.
5. To yield as a return: a savings plan that paid six percent interest.
6. To afford an advantage to; profit: It paid us to be generous.
7. To give or bestow: paying compliments; paying attention.
8. To make (a visit or call).
9. Past tense and past participle paid or payed (pād) To let out (a line or cable) by slackening.
v.intr.
1. To give money in exchange for goods or services.
2. To discharge a debt or obligation.
3. To bear a cost or penalty in recompense: You'll pay for this mischief!
4. To be profitable or worthwhile: It doesn't pay to get angry.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, giving, or receiving payments.
2. Requiring payment to use or operate: a pay toilet.
3. Yielding valuable metal in mining: a pay streak.
n.
1. The act of paying or state of being paid.
2. Money given in return for work done; salary; wages.
3.
a. Recompense or reward: Your thanks are pay enough.
b. Retribution or punishment.
4. Paid employment: the workers in our pay.
5. A person considered with regard to his or her credit or reliability in discharging debts.
Phrasal Verbs:
pay back
1. To pay or return (what is owed as a debt).
2. To repay (a person who is owed a debt).
3. To give recompense to; reward: How can we ever pay you back for what you've done for us?
4. To reciprocate; return: pay back a kindness.
5. To retaliate against or get revenge upon.
pay down
To reduce (a debt) through payment.
pay off
1. To pay the full amount on (a debt).
2. To result in profit or advantage; succeed: Your efforts will eventually pay off.
3. To pay the wages due to (an employee) upon discharge.
4. To pay (a plaintiff) to settle a lawsuit out of court.
5. To bribe.
6. Nautical To turn or cause to turn (a vessel) to leeward.
pay out
1. To give (money) out; spend.
2. To let out (a line or rope) by slackening.
pay up
To give over the full monetary amount demanded.
Idioms:
pay (one's) dues
To earn a given right or position through hard work, long-term experience, or suffering: She paid her dues in small-town theaters before being cast in a Broadway play.
pay (one's) way
To contribute one's own share; pay for oneself.
pay the piper
To bear the consequences of something.
pay through the nose Informal
To pay excessively.

[Middle English paien, from Old French paiier, from Late Latin pācāre, to appease, from Latin, to pacify, subdue, from pāx, pāc-, peace; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

pay 2

 (pā)
tr.v. payed or paid (pād), pay·ing, pays
To coat or cover (seams of a ship, for example) with waterproof material such as tar or asphalt.

[Obsolete French peier, from Old French, from Latin picāre, from pix, pic-, pitch.]

pay

(peɪ)
vb, pays, paying or paid
1. to discharge (a debt, obligation, etc) by giving or doing something: he paid his creditors.
2. (when: intr, often foll by for) to give (money) to (a person) in return for goods or services: they pay their workers well; they pay by the hour.
3. to give or afford (a person) a profit or benefit: it pays one to be honest.
4. (tr) to give or bestow (a compliment, regards, attention, etc)
5. (tr) to make (a visit or call)
6. (often foll by: for) to give compensation or make amends
7. (tr) to yield a return of: the shares pay 15 per cent.
8. to give or do (something equivalent) in return; pay back: he paid for the insult with a blow.
9. (Nautical Terms) (tr; past tense and past participle paid or payed) nautical to allow (a vessel) to make leeway
10. informal Austral to acknowledge or accept (something) as true, just, etc
11. pay one's way
a. to contribute one's share of expenses
b. to remain solvent without outside help
n
12. (Commerce)
a. money given in return for work or services; a salary or wage
b. (as modifier): pay claim; pay grade.
13. (Commerce) paid employment (esp in the phrase in the pay of)
14. (modifier) requiring the insertion of money or discs before or during use: a pay phone; a pay toilet.
15. (Mining & Quarrying) (modifier) rich enough in minerals to be profitably mined or worked: pay gravel.
[C12: from Old French payer, from Latin pācāre to appease (a creditor), from pāx peace]

pay

(peɪ)
vb, pays, paying or payed
(Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to caulk (the seams of a wooden vessel) with pitch or tar
[C17: from Old French peier, from Latin picāre, from pix pitch]

pay1

(peɪ)

v. paid or (Obs. except for def. 18b) payed, pay•ing, v.t.
1. to discharge or settle (a debt, obligation, etc.), as by transferring money or goods, or by doing something.
2. to give over (money) in exchange for something.
3. to transfer money to (a person or organization) as compensation for work done or services rendered.
4. to defray (cost or expense).
5. to be profitable to: Your training will pay you well in the future.
6. to yield as a return: The stock paid six percent last year.
7. to reward or retaliate against, as for good, harm, or an offense.
8. to give or render (attention, respects, a compliment, etc.), as if due or fitting.
9. to make (a call, visit, etc.).
10. to suffer in retribution; undergo: to pay the penalty for a crime.
v.i.
11. to transfer money, goods, etc., as in making a purchase or settling a debt.
12. to discharge a debt or obligation.
13. to yield a return, profit, or advantage; be worthwhile: It pays to be courteous.
14. to give compensation, as for damage or loss sustained.
15. to suffer or be punished for something: to pay with one's life.
16. pay back,
a. to repay or return.
b. to retaliate against; punish.
17. pay off,
a. to pay (someone) everything that is due that person, esp. final wages.
b. to pay (a debt) in full.
c. Informal. to bribe.
d. to retaliate against; punish.
e. to result in success or failure.
18. pay out,
a. to distribute (money, wages, etc.); disburse.
b. to let out (a rope) by slackening.
19. pay up,
a. to pay fully.
b. to pay on demand.
n.
20. the act of paying or being paid; payment.
21. wages, salary, or a stipend.
22. paid employment.
adj.
23. operable or accessible on deposit of coins: a pay toilet.
24. pertaining to or requiring payment.
Idioms:
1. pay one's (own) way, to pay one's own share of the expenses; be self-supporting.
2. pay through the nose, to pay an exorbitant price.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French paier < Medieval Latin pācāre to satisfy, settle (a debt), Latin: to pacify (by force of arms). See peace]

pay2

(peɪ)

v.t. payed, pay•ing.
to coat or cover (seams, a ship's bottom, etc.) with pitch, tar, or the like.
[1620–30; < Middle French peier, Old French < Latin picāre to smear with pitch, derivative of pix (s. pic-) pitch2]

pay

The past tense and -ed participle of the verb pay is paid.

If you pay for something which has been done or provided, you give money to the person who does or provides it.

You should be paid for the work you do.
Roberto paid for the tickets.

Be Careful!
You must use for after pay in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'Roberto paid the tickets'.

Be Careful!
Don't say 'pay someone a drink' or 'pay someone a meal'. Say that you buy someone a drink or buy someone a meal.

The boss bought us all a drink to celebrate.
Come on, I'll buy you lunch.

You can also say that you take someone out for a meal.

My aunt took me out for dinner on my birthday.

pay

(discharge a debt)
Past participle: paid
Gerund: paying

Imperative
pay
pay
Present
I pay
you pay
he/she/it pays
we pay
you pay
they pay
Preterite
I paid
you paid
he/she/it paid
we paid
you paid
they paid
Present Continuous
I am paying
you are paying
he/she/it is paying
we are paying
you are paying
they are paying
Present Perfect
I have paid
you have paid
he/she/it has paid
we have paid
you have paid
they have paid
Past Continuous
I was paying
you were paying
he/she/it was paying
we were paying
you were paying
they were paying
Past Perfect
I had paid
you had paid
he/she/it had paid
we had paid
you had paid
they had paid
Future
I will pay
you will pay
he/she/it will pay
we will pay
you will pay
they will pay
Future Perfect
I will have paid
you will have paid
he/she/it will have paid
we will have paid
you will have paid
they will have paid
Future Continuous
I will be paying
you will be paying
he/she/it will be paying
we will be paying
you will be paying
they will be paying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paying
you have been paying
he/she/it has been paying
we have been paying
you have been paying
they have been paying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paying
you will have been paying
he/she/it will have been paying
we will have been paying
you will have been paying
they will have been paying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paying
you had been paying
he/she/it had been paying
we had been paying
you had been paying
they had been paying
Conditional
I would pay
you would pay
he/she/it would pay
we would pay
you would pay
they would pay
Past Conditional
I would have paid
you would have paid
he/she/it would have paid
we would have paid
you would have paid
they would have paid

pay

(Nautical)
Past participle: payed
Gerund: paying

Imperative
pay
pay
Present
I pay
you pay
he/she/it pays
we pay
you pay
they pay
Preterite
I payed
you payed
he/she/it payed
we payed
you payed
they payed
Present Continuous
I am paying
you are paying
he/she/it is paying
we are paying
you are paying
they are paying
Present Perfect
I have payed
you have payed
he/she/it has payed
we have payed
you have payed
they have payed
Past Continuous
I was paying
you were paying
he/she/it was paying
we were paying
you were paying
they were paying
Past Perfect
I had payed
you had payed
he/she/it had payed
we had payed
you had payed
they had payed
Future
I will pay
you will pay
he/she/it will pay
we will pay
you will pay
they will pay
Future Perfect
I will have payed
you will have payed
he/she/it will have payed
we will have payed
you will have payed
they will have payed
Future Continuous
I will be paying
you will be paying
he/she/it will be paying
we will be paying
you will be paying
they will be paying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paying
you have been paying
he/she/it has been paying
we have been paying
you have been paying
they have been paying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paying
you will have been paying
he/she/it will have been paying
we will have been paying
you will have been paying
they will have been paying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paying
you had been paying
he/she/it had been paying
we had been paying
you had been paying
they had been paying
Conditional
I would pay
you would pay
he/she/it would pay
we would pay
you would pay
they would pay
Past Conditional
I would have payed
you would have payed
he/she/it would have payed
we would have payed
you would have payed
they would have payed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pay - something that remuneratespay - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
combat pay - extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat
double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
found - food and lodging provided in addition to money; "they worked for $30 and found"
half-pay - reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time
living wage - a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably
merit pay - extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)
minimum wage - the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law
pay envelope, pay packet - wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
sick pay - wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave
strike pay - money paid to strikers from union funds
take-home pay - what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc
regular payment - a payment made at regular times
payroll, paysheet - a list of employees and their salaries; "the company had a long payroll"
Verb1.pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
subsidise, subsidize - secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
finance - obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?"
contribute, put up - provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"
remunerate, recompense, compensate - make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
overpay - pay too much
underpay - pay too little
prepay - pay for something before receiving it
go Dutch - share expenses equally and split the cost of something; "My boyfriend and I always go Dutch"
recompense, repair, compensate, indemnify - make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
tithe - pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church; "Although she left the church officially, she still tithes"
remit - send (money) in payment; "remit $25"
pay off, redeem - pay off (loans or promissory notes)
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
bribe, grease one's palms, buy, corrupt - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
give back, refund, repay, return - pay back; "Please refund me my money"
foot, pick - pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
disburse, pay out - expend, as from a fund
charge - pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
pay cash - pay (for something) with cash
defray - bear the expenses of
kick back - pay a kickback; make an illegal payment
prefer - give preference to one creditor over another
fund - furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
pay off, redeem - pay off (loans or promissory notes)
buy off, pay off - pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
disburse, pay out - expend, as from a fund
liquidate, pay off - eliminate by paying off (debts)
2.pay - convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow; "Don't pay him any mind"; "give the orders"; "Give him my best regards"; "pay attention"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
offer, extend - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
3.pay - cancel or discharge a debtpay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
pay - discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
liquidate, pay off - eliminate by paying off (debts)
4.pay - bring inpay - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
investment funds, investment - money that is invested with an expectation of profit
earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
net, clear - yield as a net profit; "This sale netted me $1 million"
pay off - yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off"
5.pay - do or give something to somebody in returnpay - do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
pay back, fix, pay off, get - take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
6.pay - dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
7.pay - be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
8.pay - render; "pay a visit"; "pay a call"
make - perform or carry out; "make a decision"; "make a move"; "make advances"; "make a phone call"
9.pay - bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action; "You'll pay for this!"; "She had to pay the penalty for speaking out rashly"; "You'll pay for this opinion later"
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
get one's lumps, take one's lumps - suffer the results or consequences of one's behavior or actions
10.pay - make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back"
pay back, fix, pay off, get - take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
requite, repay - make repayment for or return something
11.pay - discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
ante up, pay up, pay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement

pay

verb
1. reward, compensate, reimburse, recompense, requite, remunerate They are paid well for doing such a difficult job.
2. spend, offer, give, fork out (informal), remit, cough up (informal), shell out (informal) I was prepared to pay anything for that car.
3. settle, meet, clear, foot, honour, discharge, liquidate, square up If you cannot pay your debts, you can file for bankruptcy.
4. bring in, earn, return, net, yield This job pays $500 a week.
5. be profitable, make money, make a return, provide a living, be remunerative She took over her husband's restaurant and made it pay.
6. benefit, serve, repay, be worthwhile, be advantageous It pays to invest in protective clothing.
7. give, extend, present with, grant, render, hand out, bestow, proffer My husband never pays me compliments or says he loves me.
8. suffer, pay the price, atone, suffer the consequences I'll make you pay for this!
noun
1. wages, income, payment, earnings, fee, reward, hire, salary, compensation, allowance, remuneration, takings, reimbursement, hand-outs, recompense, stipend, emolument, meed (archaic) the workers' complaints about pay and conditions
pay for something suffer for, compensate for, answer for, be punished for, atone for, make amends for, suffer the consequences of, get your just deserts Don't you think criminals should pay for their crimes?
pay off succeed, work, be successful, be effective, be profitable Her persistence paid off in the end.
pay someone back get even with (informal), punish, repay, retaliate, hit back at, reciprocate, recompense, get revenge on, settle a score with, get your own back on, revenge yourself on, avenge yourself for It was her chance to pay him back for humiliating her.
pay someone off (Informal)
1. bribe, corrupt, oil (informal), get at, buy off, suborn, grease the palm of (slang) corrupt societies where officials have to be paid off
2. dismiss, fire, sack (informal), discharge, let go, lay off, give someone his or her P45 (informal) Most of the staff are being paid off at the end of the month.
pay something back repay, return, square, refund, reimburse, settle up I'll pay you back that money tomorrow.
pay something off settle, clear, square, discharge, liquidate, pay in full It would take him the rest of his life to pay off that loan.
pay something out spend, lay out (informal), expend, cough up (informal), shell out (informal), disburse, fork out or over or up (slang) football clubs who pay out millions of pounds for players
pay up pay, fork out (informal), stump up (Brit. informal), make payment, pay in full, settle up, come up with the money We claimed a refund, but the company wouldn't pay up.
Proverbs
"He who pays the piper calls the tune"
"You pays your money and you takes your choice"

pay

verb
1. To give payment to in return for goods or services rendered:
3. To distribute (money) as payment.Also used with out:
Informal: fork out (or over) (or up), shell out.
4. To set right by giving what is due.Off or up:
5. To make as income or profit:
6. To give a satisfactory return to:
phrasal verb
pay back
To exact revenge for or from:
Informal: fix.
Archaic: wreak.
Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind, settle accounts, take an eye for an eye.
phrasal verb
pay off
1. To exact revenge for or from:
Informal: fix.
Archaic: wreak.
Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind, settle accounts, take an eye for an eye.
2. Informal. To give, offer, or promise a bribe to:
bribe, buy (off).
noun
Translations
دَفْعُدَفْع، أُجْرَهيَدْفَعيَدْفَعُيَدْفَع الثَّمَن، يُعاني، يُعاقَب
platitplatsplatitvyplatit sedávat
betalebetale sigbetale tilbagebetalingløn
maksaapalkkakannattaa
plaćaplatiti
fizetfizetéskifizetmegfizetzsold
borga sig, svara kostnaîiborga, greiîagjalda , taka út refsingugreiîalaun
支払う給料
지급지불하다
algalapisapmokėjimasapmokėtinasapsimokėtiatlyginimams skirti pinigai
algaapliecinātatalgojumsatmaksātiesmaksāt
dať pozor
plačaplačati
betalalön
ค่าแรงจ่าย
maaşödemekpara vermeksaygılarını sunmakücret
thanh toántiền lương

pay

[peɪ] (paid (vb: pt, pp))
A. N (= wages) [of professional person] → sueldo m; [of worker] → salario m, sueldo m; [of day labourer] → jornal m; (= payment) → paga f
the pay's not very goodno pagan muy bien
to draw or get one's paycobrar
to be in sb's payestar al servicio de algn
agents in the enemy's payagentes mpl al servicio del enemigo
B. VT
1. [+ bill, duty, fee] → pagar; [+ account] → liquidar; [+ debt] → saldar, liquidar; [+ employee, worker] → pagar a
to pay sb £10pagar 10 libras a algn
how much is there to pay?¿cuánto hay que pagar?
to pay sb to do a jobpagar a algn para que haga un trabajo
"paid" (on receipted bill) → pagado
to pay sth on accountpagar algo a cuenta
a badly paid workerun obrero mal pagado
to pay cash (down)pagar al contado
I paid £5 for that recordpagué 5 libras por ese disco
how much did you pay for it?¿cuánto pagaste por él?, ¿cuánto te costó?
that's what you're paid forpara eso te pagan
it's a service that has to be paid fores un servicio que hay que pagar
to be or get paid on Fridayscobrar los viernes
when do you get paid?¿cuándo cobras?
does your current account pay interest?¿le rinde intereses su cuenta corriente?
to pay money into an accountingresar dinero en una cuenta
to pay one's waypagarse los gastos
see also paid
2. (= be profitable to) it wouldn't pay him to do it (lit) → no le compensaría hacerlo (fig) → no le valdría la pena hacerlo
but it paid him in the long runpero a la larga le fue provechoso
3. [+ attention] → prestar (to a) [+ homage] → rendir (to a) [+ respects] → ofrecer, presentar
to pay sb a visit or call; to pay a visit to or a call on sbir a ver a algn
see also heed, penalty A1
see also respect A1
C. VI
1.pagar
don't worry, I'll payno te preocupes, lo pago yo
to pay in advancepagar por adelantado
can I pay by cheque?¿puedo pagar con cheque?
to pay for sthpagar algo
they paid for her to gopagaron para que fuera
to pay in fullpagarlo todo, pagar la cantidad íntegra
to pay in instalmentspagar a plazos
2. [job] his job pays welltiene un buen sueldo, el trabajo le paga bien
3. (= be profitable) [business] → rendir, ser rentable
the business doesn't payel negocio no es rentable
it pays to advertisecompensa hacer publicidad
it pays to be courteous/tell the truthvale la pena ser cortés/decir la verdad
see also crime
4. (fig) (= suffer) → pagar
she paid for it with her lifele costó la vida
they made him pay dearly for itle hicieron pagarlo muy caro
you'll pay for this!¡me las pagarás!
D. CPD pay as you earn (Brit) pay-as-you-go (US) Nretención f fiscal (hecha por la empresa)
pay award Nadjudicación f de aumento de salarios
pay bargaining Nnegociación f salarial
pay bed Ncama f de pago
pay cheque Ncheque m de la paga; (= salary) → sueldo m
pay desk Ncaja f
pay dirt N (US) → grava f provechosa
to hit or strike pay dirtdar con un filón de oro
pay envelope N (US) → sobre m de la paga
pay increase Nincremento m salarial
pay negotiations NPLnegociaciones fpl salariales
pay office Ncaja f, pagaduría f
pay packet N (Brit) → sobre m de la paga
pay pause (o.f.) Ncongelación f de sueldos y salarios
pay phone N (Brit) → teléfono m público
pay policy Npolítica f salarial
pay rise Nincremento m salarial
pay round Nserie f de negociaciones salariales
pay scale Nescala f salarial
pay slip Nnómina f, hoja f salarial or de sueldo
pay station N (US) → teléfono m público
pay structure Nestructura f salarial
pay talks NPL = pay negotiations pay television Ntelevisión f de pago
pay back VT + ADV
1. [+ money] → devolver (frm) → restituir, reintegrar; [+ loan] → pagar
2. [+ person] to pay sb back for sth/doing sth: I'll pay you back for the meal tomorrowte devuelvo el dinero de la comida mañana
I'll never be able to pay you back for all you've donenunca podré corresponderte por todo lo que has hecho
I'll pay you back for betraying me!te voy a hacer pagar caro tu traición
I'll pay you back for this!¡me las vas a pagar!
to pay sb back in his own coinpagar a algn con la misma moneda
pay in
A. VT + ADV [+ money] → ingresar, depositar; [+ cheque] → ingresar, abonar
B. VI + ADV (at bank) → ingresar dinero
pay off
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ debt] → liquidar, saldar; [+ mortgage] → amortizar
to pay sth off in instalmentspagar algo a plazos
to pay off old scoresajustar cuentas
2. (= discharge) [+ workers, crew] → pagar y despedir
B. VI + ADVmerecer or valer la pena
the gamble paid offmereció or valió la pena arriesgarse
his efforts paid offsus esfuerzos merecieron or valieron la pena
the investment paid off handsomelyla inversión bien mereció la pena or dio muy buenos frutos
when do you think it will begin to pay off?¿cuándo piensas que empezará a dar resultado?
pay out
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ money] (for purchase) → gastar, desembolsar; (to shareholder, prizewinner) → pagar
2. [+ rope] → ir soltando
3. (o.f.) (fig) → desquitarse con
I'll pay you out for this!¡me las pagarás!
B. VI + ADV to pay out on a policypagar una póliza
pay up
A. VT + ADV [+ insurance premiums, subscription] → abonar
first you must pay up what you oweprimero debe abonar la deuda
I was not worried because I knew my insurance policy was paid upno estaba preocupada porque sabía que los pagos de mi póliza de seguros estaban al día
B. VI + ADVpagar (lo que se debe)
pay up!¡a pagar!

pay

[ˈpeɪ]
n
(= salary) → salaire m; [manual worker] → paie f pay claim, pay bargaining, pay cut, pay deal, pay dispute, pay increase, pay offer, pay scale
to be in the pay of sb → être à la solde de qn
vb [paid] [ˈpeɪd] (pt, pp)
vt
[+ bill, tax, interest] → payer
[+ worker] → payer
to be paid monthly → être payé(e) au mois
to pay sb their wages → verser son salaire à qn
[+ amount] to pay £5 for sth → payer qch 5 livres
I paid £10 for that CD → J'ai payé ce CD 10 livres.
I paid 50 euros for it → Je l'ai payé cinquante euros.
How much did you pay for it? → Combien l'avez-vous payé?, Vous l'avez payé combien?
to pay sb sth (as wage, salary)payer qn qch
They pay me £6.50 an hour → Je suis payé 6,50 livres de l'heure.
BUT Je touche 6,50 livres de l'heure.
They pay me more on Sundays → Je suis payé davantage le dimanche., Je touche davantage le dimanche.
I'll pay you £500 if ... → je te paierai 50 livres si ...
to pay extra for sth → payer un supplément pour qch
You have to pay extra for parking → Il faut payer un supplément pour le parking.
to pay one's way → payer sa part
(= be punished) to pay the penalty for sth, to pay the price for sth [+ mistake] → subir les conséquences de qch
(= be beneficial to) → être dans l'intérêt de
It might pay you to negotiate a longer tenancy → Ça serait peut-être dans votre intérêt de négocier un bail plus long.
It won't pay you to do that
BUT Vous ne gagnerez rien à faire cela.
to pay attention → faire attention
to pay attention to → faire attention à
Don't pay any attention to him! → Ne fais pas attention à lui!
to pay no attention to sth → ne prêter aucune attention à qch
to pay sb a visit → rendre visite à qn
Paul paid us a visit last night → Paul nous a rendu visite hier soir.
vi
(= hand over money) → payer
to pay by cheque → régler par chèque
to pay by credit card → régler par carte de crédit
(= be profitable) [product] → être rentable; [investment] → rapporter; [company] → être rentable
to make a business pay → rentabiliser une affaire
(= be beneficial) it pays to do ... → on gagne à faire ...
It pays to be cautious → On gagne à être prudent.
It pays to invest in training → On gagne à investir dans la formation.
Doing things in a hurry doesn't pay → On ne gagne rien à faire les choses vite.
crime doesn't pay → le crime ne paie pas
pay back
vt sep
[+ money] → rembourser
[+ person]
I'll pay you back tomorrow → Je te rembourserai demain.
pay for
vt fus
[+ purchase] → payer
I paid for my ticket → J'ai payé mon billet.
[+ mistake] → payer; [+ decision, course of action] → subir les conséquences de qch
He paid dearly for his mistake → Il a payé cher son erreur.
I left revising to the last minute and I'm paying for it now → J'ai attendu le dernier moment pour réviser et maintenant j'en subis les conséquences.
to pay for itself [purchase, investment] → être amorti(e)
pay in
vt sepverser
pay off
vt sep
[+ debts] → régler, acquitter
[+ creditor, mortgage] → rembourser
[+ workers] → licencier
vi
[plan, patience] → se révéler payant(e)
pay out
vt sep
[+ money] → dépenser
[+ rope] → laisser filer
pay up
vipayer

pay

vb: pret, ptp <paid>
nLohn m; (of salaried employee)Gehalt nt; (Mil) → Sold m; (of civil servant)Gehalt nt, → Bezüge pl, → Besoldung f; three months’ paydrei Monatslöhne; (of salaried employees) → drei Monatsgehälter; what’s the pay like?wie ist die Bezahlung?; it comes out of my payes wird mir vom Gehalt/Lohn abgezogen; to be suspended on half/full paybei halben/vollen Bezügen vom Dienst suspendiert sein; a low-pay countryein Land mit niedrigen Löhnen, ein Niedriglohnland; the discussions were about payin den Diskussionen ging es um die Löhne/Gehälter; to be in somebody’s payfür jdn arbeiten
vt
zahlen; person, bill, debt, accountbezahlen; dividendausschütten, zahlen; to pay somebody £10 (for something)jdm £ 10 (für etw) zahlen; to pay shareholdersDividenden ausschütten or zahlen; how much is there still to pay?wie viel steht noch aus?; to be or get paid (in regular job) → seinen Lohn/sein Gehalt bekommen; when do I get paid for doing that?wann bekomme ich mein Geld dafür?, wann werde ich dafür bezahlt?; savings accounts that pay 5%Sparkonten, die 5% Zinsen bringen; I pay you to prevent such mistakesSie werden schließlich dafür bezahlt, dass solche Fehler nicht vorkommen; “paid” (on bill) → „bezahlt“; to pay the price/a high price for somethingden Preis/einen hohen Preis für etw zahlen ? paid
(lit, fig: = be profitable to) → sich lohnen für; (honesty)sich auszahlen für; it doesn’t pay them to work longer hourses lohnt sich für sie nicht, mehr zu arbeiten; in future it would pay you to askin Zukunft solltest du besser vorher fragen; but it paid him in the long runaber auf die Dauer hat es sich doch ausgezahlt
to pay (somebody/a place) a visit or call, to pay a visit to or a call on somebody/a placejdn/einen Ort besuchen; (more formal) → jdm/einem Ort einen Besuch abstatten; to pay a visit to the doctorden Arzt aufsuchen ? attention, compliment, respect
vi
zahlen; to pay on accountauf Rechnung zahlen; they pay well for this sort of workdiese Arbeit wird gut bezahlt; no, no, I’m payingnein, nein, ich (be)zahle; to pay for somethingetw bezahlen; it’s already paid fores ist schon bezahlt; how much did you pay for it?wie viel hast du dafür bezahlt?; I’d like to know what I’m paying forich wüsste gern, für was ich eigentlich mein Geld ausgebe; to pay for somebodyfür jdn zahlen; I’ll pay for you this timedieses Mal zahle ich; they paid for her to go to Americasie zahlten ihr die Reise nach Amerika
(= be profitable)sich lohnen; it’s a business that payses ist ein rentables Geschäft; it will pay for itself within two yearsinnerhalb von zwei Jahren wird sich das rentiert haben; crime doesn’t pay (prov) → Verbrechen lohnt sich nicht
(fig: = suffer) to pay for something (with something)für etw (mit etw) bezahlen; you’ll pay for that!dafür wirst du (mir) büßen; to make somebody pay (for something)jdn für etw büßen lassen; I’ll make you pay for this!das wirst du mir büßen, das werde ich dir heimzahlen!

pay

:
pay-and-display
adj (Brit) pay parking space Parkplatz, auf dem der Parkschein sichtbar im Wagen ausgelegt werden muss
pay-as-you-earn
attr pay tax systemLohnsteuerabzugsverfahren nt, Steuersystem, bei dem die Lohnsteuer direkt einbehalten wird
pay-as-you-go (mobile phone)
nHandy ntmit Guthabenkarte
pay award
nLohn-/Gehaltserhöhung f
payback
n (fig)
(= return)Ertrag m; to have a big paysich rentieren
(= revenge)Rache f; it’s pay timedie Zeit der Rache ist gekommen
pay bargaining
pay bed
n (Brit Med) → Privatbett nt
pay bracket
nLohn-/Gehaltsgruppe f
pay cheque, (US) paycheck
nLohn-/Gehaltsscheck m
pay claim
nLohn-/Gehaltsforderung f
payday
nZahltag m
pay dirt
nabbauwürdiges Erzlager; to hit or strike pay (fig inf)auf eine Goldader treffen

pay

:
pay freeze
nLohnstopp m
pay increase
nLohn-/Gehaltserhöhung f

pay

:
payload
nNutzlast f; (of bomber)Bombenlast f
paymaster
nZahlmeister(in) m(f); Paymaster General (Brit) für Lohn- und Gehaltszahlungen im öffentlichen Dienst zuständiges Kabinettsmitglied

pay

:
pay negotiations
pl = pay talks
payoff
n (= final payment)Abschlusszahlung f; (inf: = bribe) → Bestechungsgeld nt; (= final outcome, climax)Quittung f; (of joke)Pointe f

pay

:
payout
n (in competition) → Preis m; (from insurance) → (Aus)zahlung f
pay packet
nLohntüte f
pay-per-view
attr television, servicePay-per-View-; pay channelPay-per-View-Kanal m
n (TV) → Pay-per-view-Fernsehen nt
payphone
pay rise
nLohn-/Gehaltserhöhung f
payroll
n they have 500 people on the paysie haben eine Belegschaft von 500, sie haben 500 Beschäftigte; a monthly pay of £75,000eine monatliche Lohn- und Gehaltssumme von £ 75.000
pay round
nTarifrunde f
payslip
nLohn-/Gehaltsstreifen m
pay station
pay talks
plLohnverhandlungen pl; (for profession, area of industry) → Tarifverhandlungen pl
pay television
n = pay TV
pay tone
n bei öffentlichen Fernsprechern: Ton, der anzeigt, dass Münzen eingeworfen werden müssen
pay TV
nPay-TV nt

pay

[peɪ] (paid (vb: pt, pp))
1. n (gen) → paga
to be in sb's pay → essere pagato/a da or essere al servizio di qn
2. vt
a. (gen) → pagare; (debt, account) → saldare, pagare
he paid him £10 → gli ha dato 10 sterline
I paid £15 for that record → quel disco l'ho pagato 15 sterline
how much did you pay for it? → quanto l'hai pagato?
to be or get paid on Fridays → prendere or riscuotere la paga il venerdì
a badly paid worker → un/a lavoratore/trice mal pagato/a
that's what you're paid for → sei pagato per questo
to pay one's way (to contribute one's share) → pagare la propria parte (to remain solvent, company) → coprire le spese
to put paid to (plan, person) → rovinare (trip) → impedire
to pay the penalty (fig) → pagare le conseguenze
to pay dividends (Fin) → pagare dividendi (fig) → dare buoni frutti
b. (be profitable to, also) (fig) → convenire a
it won't pay you to do that → non ti conviene farlo
c. (attention) → fare, prestare; (homage) → rendere; (respects) → porgere
see visit
3. vi
a.pagare
to pay in advance → pagare in anticipo
don't worry, I'll pay → non preoccuparti, pagherò io
they paid for her to go to Italy → le hanno pagato il viaggio in Italia
b. (be profitable) → rendere, convenire
the business doesn't pay → l'attività non rende or non è redditizia
it pays to be courteous → ci si guadagna sempre ad essere gentile
it pays to advertise → far pubblicità conviene sempre
crime doesn't pay → il delitto non paga
c. (fig) (to suffer) → pagare
she paid for it with her life → le è costato la vita, ha pagato con la vita
I'll make you pay for this! → te la farò pagare!
pay back vt + adv
a.restituire
to pay sb back → rimborsare qn
b. (in revenge) → farla pagare a qn
to pay sb back for doing sth → farla pagare a qn per aver fatto qc
pay down vt + advversare un acconto di
pay for vi + preppagare
pay in vt + advversare, depositare
pay off
1. vt + adv
a. (debts) → saldare; (creditor) → pagare; (mortgage) → estinguere
to pay sth off in instalments → pagare qc a rate
b. (discharge) → licenziare
2. vi + adv (scheme, ruse) → funzionare; (patience, decision) → dare dei frutti
pay out vt + adv
a. (money) → sborsare, tirar fuori; (subj, cashier) → pagare
b. (rope) → far allentare
pay up vt + adv & vi + advsaldare, pagare

pay

(pei) past tense, past participle paid verb
1. to give (money) to (someone) in exchange for goods, services etc. He paid $5 for the book.
2. to return (money that is owed). It's time you paid your debts.
3. to suffer punishment (for). You'll pay for that remark!
4. to be useful or profitable (to). Crime doesn't pay.
5. to give (attention, homage, respect etc). Pay attention!; to pay one's respects.
noun
money given or received for work etc; wages. How much pay do you get?
ˈpayable adjective
which may be or must be paid. The account is payable at the end of the month.
payˈee noun
a person to whom money is (to be) paid.
ˈpayment noun
1. money etc paid. The TV can be paid for in ten weekly payments.
2. the act of paying. He gave me a book in payment for my kindness.
ˈpay-packet noun
an envelope containing a person's wages. The manager handed out the pay-packets.
ˈpay-roll noun
1. a list of all the workers in a factory etc. We have 450 people on the pay-roll.
2. the total amount of money to be paid to all the workers. The thieves stole the pay-roll.
pay back
1. to give back (to someone something that one has borrowed). I'll pay you back as soon as I can.
2. to punish. I'll pay you back for that!
pay off
1. to pay in full and discharge (workers) because they are no longer needed. Hundreds of steel-workers have been paid off.
2. to have good results. His hard work paid off.
pay up
to give (money) to someone, eg in order to pay a debt. You have three days to pay up (= You must pay up within three days).
put paid to
to prevent a person from doing (something he planned or wanted to do). The rain put paid to our visit to the zoo.

pay

دَفْعُ, يَدْفَعُ plat, platit betale, betaling Lohn, zahlen αμοιβή, πληρώνω paga, pagar, pago maksaa, palkka paye, payer plaća, platiti pagare, stipendio 支払う, 給料 지급, 지불하다 betalen, loon betale, betaling zapłacić, zapłata pagamento, pagar плата, платить betala, lön ค่าแรง, จ่าย maaş, ödemek thanh toán, tiền lương 付钱, 薪水

pay

vi. pagar;
to ___ attentionprestar atención;
to ___ in cash___ al contado.
References in classic literature ?
The girls will help you about them, and I will pay for the making up," replied Mrs.
And I hear he's made them pay twenty dollars for his old cookstove that ain't worth ten.
Oh, Robert stopped having his pictures taken when he had to pay for them himself
Consider," continued Cora, after a pause, during which she seemed to struggle with a pang even more acute than any that her fears had excited, "that the worst to us can be but death; a tribute that all must pay at the good time of God's appointment.
Again, I always go to sea as a sailor, because they make a point of paying me for my trouble, whereas they never pay passengers a single penny that I ever heard of.
They had learned that they would have to pay a rent of nine dollars a month for a flat, and there was no way of doing better, unless the family of twelve was to exist in one or two rooms, as at present.
No, I don't mean quite that; of course you CAN insult him, I only mean it's difficult; and so, unless you've got a lot of useless time on your hands it doesn't pay to try.
When I saw this picture, I conjectured that it was worth more than the friend I proposed to buy it for would like to pay, but still it was worth while to inquire; so I told the courier to step in and ask the price, as if he wanted it for himself; I told him not to speak in English, and above all not to reveal the fact that he was a courier.
The lying scoundrel told me he'd be sure to pay me a hundred last month.
He owes money in Puddleby; and he says he must go back and pay it.
Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale nebulo quidam who has menaced me with corporal punishment nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs.
Jansenius's brother had got mixed with the views of the foreman, and had given rise to a story of Trefusis expressing joy at his wife's death with frightful oaths in her father's house whilst she lay dead there, and refusing to pay a farthing of her debts or funeral expenses.