pay something back to somebody


pay something back to somebody
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

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