pay for


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pay for

vb (preposition)
1. to make payment (of) for
2. (intr) to suffer or be punished, as for a mistake, wrong decision, etc: in his old age he paid for the laxity of his youth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pay for - have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
References in classic literature ?
What do you pay for beef and mutton -- when you buy it?
If they paid rent, of course, they might pay forever, and be no better off; whereas, if they could only meet the extra expense in the beginning, there would at last come a time when they would not have any rent to pay for the rest of their lives.
She distils nothing of the kind, vile rabble," said Don Quixote, burning with rage, "nothing of the kind, I say, only ambergris and civet in cotton; nor is she one-eyed or humpbacked, but straighter than a Guadarrama spindle: but ye must pay for the blasphemy ye have uttered against beauty like that of my lady.
I shall pay for the wives to their fathers and send them to you in three days.
There will be chickens, pigs, vegetables, fruit trees, and everything like that; and there will be enough cows to pay for a hired man or two.
At a word since I must needs, for once, hold a candle to the devil what ransom am I to pay for walking on Watling-street, without having fifty men at my back?
Does that mean you won't pay for it after having told me I could get it?
But on Monday morning, when she came to his office to get her pay for the two turns, it was he who puzzled her.
Mademoiselle will have the goodness to give me ten francs," said Desiree, on her return; "I have ordered every thing that is proper, but money is wanting to pay for some little articles that will soon come.
A study of twelve single-system cities and twenty-seven double-system cities shows that there are about eleven per cent more telephones under the double-system, and that where the second system is put in, every fifth user is obliged to pay for two telephones.
He reminded me of it, telling me if I did not pay for you, he would be paid by M.
They sure will be worth what a man can pay for them next fall.