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The money paid to someone for regular work
“Pensions will continue to be based on a representative rate of pay for rank and length of service.”
To give what is owed for
“I'm trying to conjure up the good-fairy presence, trying to get her to pay attention to me.”
Be advantageous
“It may pay you to drop all your sails while you anchor.”
Suffer a misfortune as a consequence of an action
“It was right now that Khira had made her fatal mistake and she was going to pay with everything that she had.”
Profit, yield
“He has made the buses pay.”
To hand over or use up in payment
“Banknotes were first issued by banks who undertook to pay the sum of money that appeared on the note from their deposits of gold.”
To provide with a paying job
“… pay someone to mow the lawn for the summer.”
Get revenge
“I must pay him for his work.”
“Why are you allowed to exceed water allocation limits if you can simply afford to pay the surcharge?”
To yield a return of
“Farming does not pay and many have had to look beyond the fields for additional ventures to earn a living wage.”
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