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v. paid or (Obs. except for def. 18b) payed, pay•ing, v.t.
v.t. payed, pay•ing.
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 must use for after pay in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'Roberto paid the tickets'.
Don't say 'pay someone a drink' or 'pay someone a meal'. Say that you buy someone a drink or buy someone a meal.
You can also say that you take someone out for a meal.
pay(discharge a debt)
Past participle: paid
Past participle: payed
|Noun||1.||pay - 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
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
|Verb||1.||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?"
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"
bribe, grease one's palms, buy, corrupt - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
foot, pick - pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
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"
|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"
|3.||pay - cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!"|
pay - discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
|4.||pay - bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"|
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"
pay off - yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off"
|5.||pay - 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
|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"
|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"
|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"
|11.||pay - discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"|
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
"He who pays the piper calls the tune"
"You pays your money and you takes your choice"
pay[peɪ] (paid (vb: pt, pp))
the pay's not very good → no pagan muy bien
to draw or get one's pay → cobrar
to be in sb's pay → estar al servicio de algn
agents in the enemy's pay → agentes mpl al servicio del enemigo
to pay sb £10 → pagar 10 libras a algn
how much is there to pay? → ¿cuánto hay que pagar?
to pay sb to do a job → pagar a algn para que haga un trabajo
"paid" (on receipted bill) → pagado
to pay sth on account → pagar algo a cuenta
a badly paid worker → un obrero mal pagado
to pay cash (down) → pagar al contado
I paid £5 for that record → pagué 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 for → para eso te pagan
it's a service that has to be paid for → es un servicio que hay que pagar
to be or get paid on Fridays → cobrar 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 account → ingresar dinero en una cuenta
to pay one's way → pagarse los gastos
see also paid
but it paid him in the long run → pero a la larga le fue provechoso
don't worry, I'll pay → no te preocupes, lo pago yo
to pay in advance → pagar por adelantado
can I pay by cheque? → ¿puedo pagar con cheque?
to pay for sth → pagar algo
they paid for her to go → pagaron para que fuera
to pay in full → pagarlo todo, pagar la cantidad íntegra
to pay in instalments → pagar a plazos
the business doesn't pay → el negocio no es rentable
it pays to advertise → compensa hacer publicidad
it pays to be courteous/tell the truth → vale la pena ser cortés/decir la verdad
see also crime
pay award N → adjudicación f de aumento de salarios
pay bargaining N → negociación f salarial
pay bed N → cama f de pago
pay cheque N → cheque m de la paga; (= salary) → sueldo m
pay desk N → caja f
pay dirt N (US) → grava f provechosa
to hit or strike pay dirt → dar con un filón de oro
pay envelope N (US) → sobre m de la paga
pay increase N → incremento m salarial
pay negotiations NPL → negociaciones fpl salariales
pay office N → caja f, pagaduría f
pay packet N (Brit) → sobre m de la paga
pay pause (o.f.) N → congelación f de sueldos y salarios
pay phone N (Brit) → teléfono m público
pay policy N → política f salarial
pay rise N → incremento m salarial
pay round N → serie f de negociaciones salariales
pay scale N → escala f salarial
pay slip N → nómina f, hoja f salarial or de sueldo
pay station N (US) → teléfono m público
pay structure N → estructura f salarial
pay talks NPL = pay negotiations pay television N → televisión f de pago
I'll never be able to pay you back for all you've done → nunca 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 coin → pagar a algn con la misma moneda
to pay sth off in instalments → pagar algo a plazos
to pay off old scores → ajustar cuentas
the gamble paid off → mereció or valió la pena arriesgarse
his efforts paid off → sus esfuerzos merecieron or valieron la pena
the investment paid off handsomely → la 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?
first you must pay up what you owe → primero debe abonar la deuda
I was not worried because I knew my insurance policy was paid up → no estaba preocupada porque sabía que los pagos de mi póliza de seguros estaban al día
to be paid monthly → être payé(e) au mois
to pay sb their wages → verser son salaire à qn
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.
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 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 by cheque → régler par chèque
to pay by credit card → régler par carte de crédit
to make a business pay → rentabiliser une affaire
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
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.
payvb: pret, ptp <paid>
pay[peɪ] (paid (vb: pt, pp))
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
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
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
to pay sb back for doing sth → farla pagare a qn per aver fatto qc
to pay sth off in instalments → pagare qc a rate
pay(pei) – past tense, past participle paid – verb
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
- Is there a supplement to pay?
- Is there a service charge to pay? (US)
Is there a booking fee to pay? (UK)
- Do I have to pay duty on this?
- Where can I pay the toll?
- Do we have to pay extra for electricity?
- Do I pay in advance?
- Do I pay now or later?
- When do I pay?
- Where do I pay?
- Can I pay by credit card?
- Can I pay by check? (US)
Can I pay by cheque? (UK)
- Will the insurance pay for it?
- Where do I pay the fine?
- Do I have to pay it right away? (US)
Do I have to pay it straightaway? (UK)
- Will I have to pay?