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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.John C. Calhoun
to pay (third-person singular simple present pays, present participle paying, simple past and past participle paid or payed)
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
Third person singular
- (transitive) To give money in exchange for goods or services.
- He paid him to clean the place up.
- (intransitive) To be profitable.
- Crime doesn’t pay.
- (transitive) To be profitable for.
- It didn't pay him to keep the store open any more.
- (transitive) To give (something else than money).
- To pay attention
- (intransitive) To discharge an obligation or debt.
- He was allowed to go as soon as he paid.
- (intransitive) To suffer consequences.
- He paid for his fun in the sun with a terrible sunburn.
to give money in exchange for goods or services
to be profitable
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terms derived from pay (verb)
- Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
- Many employers have rules designed to keep employees from comparing their pays.
money given in return for work
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