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To give (someone) money that is due for work done, goods received, or a debt incurred
“He's still waiting for his employer to pay him for his work.”
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(of a business or activity) To be profitable
“It will inevitably pay in the long term if you invest in real estate.”
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To earn from one's employment
“This line of work just does not pay much and you may have to look at alternative means for earning a living wage.”
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To be advantageous
“It will pay you to always watch before you leap.”
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To hand over as payment
“We will have to pay the required sum of money to the contractors once they complete their job.”
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To hand over or transfer the amount due of (a debt, wages, etc.)
“I always pay my bills on time.”
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To hire (somebody) for work or a job
“We could just pay someone to do our gardening for us.”
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To suffer misfortune as a consequence of an action
“Our business partner will make us pay if we break any of the terms of our agreement.”
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To give (attention, respect, or a compliment) to (someone)
“I'm trying to conjure up the good-fairy presence to get her to pay some attention to me.”
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To agree to provide money for
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To be blamed or punished for something, especially for the wrongful actions of another
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Contribute or undertake to contribute a certain sum of money to a fund, project, or cause, typically on a regular basis
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To do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm
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To transmit, supply or send, especially money or payment
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Exchange for real money
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To interrupt a discussion for the purpose of making a comment
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To give (someone) a sum of money as a reward for a service
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The money paid to someone for regular work
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“My employer has generously increased my pay.”
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Payment for membership
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A small document, included with an employee's wage or salary, giving details of money earned and tax and insurance paid
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The climax or outcome of events
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An official agreement intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
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The result or reward of work or activity
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Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business
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The state of being in, or provided with, employment
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