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'pays'

Overview of noun pay

The noun pay has 1 sense


1. wage, pay, earnings, remuneration, salary -- (something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings")


Overview of verb pay
1. pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

2. give, 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")

3. pay up, ante up, pay -- (cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!")

4. yield, pay, bear -- (bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?")

5. pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")

6. give, pay, devote -- (dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to")

7. pay -- (be worth it; "It pays to go through the trouble")

8. pay -- (render; "pay a visit"; "pay a 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")

10. pay -- (make a compensation for; "a favor that cannot be paid back")

11. pay -- (discharge or settle; "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation")



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