pay something back


pay something back
REPAY, pay off, give back, return, reimburse, refund.
pay

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repay a loan to someone

the money should be paid back with interest | [with two objs.] they did pay me back the money

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ˌpay sb ˈback (sth) | ˌpay sthˈback (to sb) derived
to return money that you borrowed from sb
Syn: repay

I'll pay you back next week.

You can pay back the loan over a period of three years.

Did he ever pay you back that $100 he owes you?

Main entry:payderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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