Verb: pay (paid) pey
Noun: pay pey
- Give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
"I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
- Convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
"Don't pay him any mind"; "pay attention";
- Cancel or discharge a debt
"pay up, please!";
- pay up, ante up
- (investment) bring in
"How much does this savings certificate pay annually?";
- yield, bear
- Do or give something to somebody in return
"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?";
- pay off, make up, compensate
"pay attention to";
- give, devote
- Be worth it
"It pays to go through the trouble"
"pay a visit"; "pay a call"
- 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"
- Make a compensation for
"a favour that cannot be paid back"
- Discharge or settle
"pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
- Money that is paid regularly for doing work
"he wasted his pay on drink";
- wage, earnings, remuneration, salary
Derived forms: paying, paid, pays
See also: fund, pay back, pay off, pay out
Type of: abide, be, bear, bring in, brook, cerebrate, clear, cogitate, communicate, digest, earn, endure, gain, give, intercommunicate, make, pull in, put up, realise [Brit], realize, regular payment, repay, requite, settle, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, take in, think, tolerate
Part of: payroll, paysheet