Definition of pay back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

pay back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pay somebody back (something)

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pay somethingback (to somebody)

 
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 to return money that you borrowed from someone synonym 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?

pay somebody back (for something)

 
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to punish someone for making you or someone else suffer I'll pay him back for making me look like a fool in front of everyone. related noun payback
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