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Let me pay for dinner.
Can I pay you for this?
Will you be paying by cash, cheque, or credit card?
I'd like to pay with my card.
Can I pay in dollars?
There's a reduction if you pay cash.
Can I pay the bill, please?
We still haven't paid them for the repairs to the roof.
We had to pay them over £100 to sort it out.
Now I'll have to pay to get the car fixed.
She was in a job paying over £60,000 a year.
My new job pays well.
It pays to cover the pool to keep out falling leaves.
It would pay you to get it properly checked.
The message you get from the film is simple: crime doesn't pay.
It was an outrage, and somebody was going to pay.
They had made him look like a fool and now they were going to pay for it.
We may pay dearly for our arrogance.
She had ruined his life and now he was going to make her pay.
This is the British English definition of pay. View American English definition of pay.
very unpleasant or dirty
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