pay significado, pay definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( pays    3rd person present)   ( paying    present participle)   ( paid    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you pay an amount of money to someone, you give it to them because you are buying something from them or because you owe it to them. When you pay something such as a bill or a debt, you pay the amount that you owe.  
Accommodation is free<endash>all you pay for is breakfast and dinner...      V for n  
We paid £35 for each ticket...      V n for n  
The wealthier may have to pay a little more in taxes...      V n  
He proposes that businesses should pay taxes to the federal government...      V n to n  
You can pay by credit card.      V adv/prep, Also V to-inf, V n to-inf, V  
2       verb   When you are paid, you get your wages or salary from your employer.  
The lawyer was paid a huge salary...      be/get V-ed n  
I get paid monthly...      get/be V-ed adv  
They could wander where they wished and take jobs from who paid best.      V adv  
3       n-uncount   Your pay is the money that you get from your employer as wages or salary.  
...their complaints about their pay and conditions., ...the workers' demand for a twenty per cent pay rise.     
4       verb   If you are paidto do something, someone gives you some money so that you will help them or perform some service for them.  
Students were paid substantial sums of money to do nothing all day but lie in bed...      be V-ed to-inf  
If you help me, I'll pay you anything.      V n n  
5       verb   If a government or organization makes someone payfor something, it makes them responsible for providing the money for it, for example by increasing prices or taxes.  
...a legally binding international treaty that establishes who must pay for environmental damage...      V for n  
If you don't subsidize ballet and opera, seat prices will have to go up to pay for it.      V for n, Also V  
6       verb   If a job, deal, or investment pays a particular amount, it brings you that amount of money.  
We're stuck in jobs that don't pay very well...      V adv  
The account does not pay interest on a credit balance.      V n  
7       verb   If a job, deal, or investment pays, it brings you a profit or earns you some money.  
They owned land; they made it pay.      V  
8       verb   When you pay money into a bank account, you put the money in the account.  
He paid £20 into his savings account...      V n into n  
There is nothing more annoying than queueing when you only want to pay in a few cheques.      V n with adv  
9       verb   If a course of action pays, it results in some advantage or benefit for you.  
It pays to invest in protective clothing...      it V to-inf  
He talked of defending small nations, of ensuring that aggression does not pay.      V  
10       verb   If you payfor something that you do or have, you suffer as a result of it.  
Britain was to pay dearly for its lack of resolve...      V for n  
Why should I pay the penalty for somebody else's mistake?...      V n for n  
She feels it's a small price to pay for the pleasure of living in this delightful house.      V n for n, Also V  
11       verb   You use pay with some nouns, for example in the expressions pay a visit and pay attention, to indicate that something is given or done.  
Do pay us a visit next time you're in Birmingham...      V n n  
He felt a heavy bump, but paid no attention to it...      V n to n  
He had nothing to do with arranging the funeral, but came along to pay his last respects.      V n  
12       adj   Pay television consists of programmes and channels which are not part of a public broadcasting system, and for which people have to pay.  
ADJ n  
The company has set up joint-venture pay-TV channels in Belgium, Spain, and Germany.     
    sick pay  
14    If something that you buy or invest in pays for itself after a period of time, the money you gain from it, or save because you have it, is greater than the amount you originally spent or invested.  
pay for itself      phrase   V inflects in energy efficiency that would pay for themselves within five years.     
15    If you pay your way, you have or earn enough money to pay for what you need, without needing other people to give or lend you money.  
way      phrase   V inflects  
I went to college anyway, as a part-time student, paying my own way..., The British film industry could not pay its way without a substantial export market.     
    to pay dividends  
    to pay through the nose  
    he who pays the piper calls the tune  
    piper   pay back  
1       phrasal verb   If you pay back some money that you have borrowed or taken from someone, you give them an equal sum of money at a later time.  
He burst into tears, begging her to forgive him and swearing to pay back everything he had stolen...      V P n (not pron)  
I'll pay you back that two quid tomorrow.      V n P n, Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you pay someone backfor doing something unpleasant to you, you take your revenge on them or make them suffer for what they did.  
Some day I'll pay you back for this!      V n P for n, Also V n P   pay off  
1       phrasal verb   If you pay off a debt, you give someone all the money that you owe them.  
It would take him the rest of his life to pay off that loan.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you pay off someone, you give them the amount of money that you owe them or that they are asking for, so that they will not take action against you or cause you any trouble.  
...his bid to raise funds to pay off his creditors...      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If an action pays off, it is successful or profitable after a period of time.  
Sandra was determined to become a doctor and her persistence paid off.      V P  
    payoff   pay out  
1       phrasal verb   If you pay out money, usually a large amount, you spend it on something. clubs who pay out millions of pounds for players.      V P n for/to n, Also V P n  
2       phrasal verb   When an insurance policy pays out, the person who has the policy receives the money that they are entitled to receive.  
Many policies pay out only after a period of weeks or months.      V P  
    payout   pay up      phrasal verb   If you pay up, you give someone the money that you owe them or that they are entitled to, even though you would prefer not to give it.  
We claimed a refund from the association, but they would not pay up.      V P  

back pay     
Back pay is money which an employer owes an employee for work that he or she did in the past.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
He will receive $6,000 in back pay.     
pay-as-you-go      , pay as you go  
Pay-as-you-go is a system in which a person or organization pays for the costs of something when they occur rather than before or afterwards.      adj  
Pensions are paid by the state on a pay-as-you-go basis.     
pay cheque        ( pay cheques    plural  )
in AM, use paycheck      Your pay cheque is a piece of paper that your employer gives you as your wages or salary, and which you can then cash at a bank. You can also use pay cheque as a way of referring to your wages or salary.      n-count   oft poss N  
They've worked for about two weeks without a paycheck.     
pay day        ( pay days    plural  ) , payday  
1       n-uncount   Pay day is the day of the week or month on which you receive your wages or salary.  
also N in pl  
Until next payday, I was literally without any money.     
2       n-count   If a sports player has a big pay day, he or she earns a lot of money from winning or taking part in a game or contest.     (JOURNALISM)   oft adj N  
pay envelope        ( pay envelopes    plural  ) Your pay envelope is the envelope containing your wages, which your employer gives you at the end of every week.  
  (AM)      n-count   oft poss N  
in BRIT, use pay packet     
pay packet        ( pay packets    plural  )
1       n-count   Your pay packet is the envelope containing your wages, which your employer gives you at the end of every week.  
  (BRIT)   oft poss N  
in AM, use pay envelope     
2       n-count   You can refer to someone's wages or salary as their pay packet.  
  (BRIT)   oft poss N  
in AM, use paycheck, pay     
Pay-per-view is a cable or satellite television system in which you have to pay a fee if you want to watch a particular programme.      n-uncount   oft N n  
The match appeared on pay-per-view television.     
performance-related pay     
Performance-related pay is a rate of pay which is based on how well someone does their job.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
sick pay     
When you are ill and unable to work, sick pay is the money that you get from your employer instead of your normal wages.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
They are not eligible for sick pay.     
take-home pay     
Your take-home pay is the amount of your wages or salary that is left after income tax and other payments have been subtracted.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
He was earning £215 a week before tax: take-home pay, £170.     
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  



1    clear, compensate, cough up     (informal)   discharge, foot, give, honour, liquidate, meet, offer, recompense, reimburse, remit, remunerate, render, requite, reward, settle, square up  
2    be advantageous, benefit, be worthwhile, repay, serve  
3    bestow, extend, give, grant, hand out, present, proffer, render  
4      (often with)       for   answer for, atone, be punished, compensate, get one's deserts, make amends, suffer, suffer the consequences  
5    bring in, produce, profit, return, yield  
6    be profitable, be remunerative, make a return, make money, provide a living  
7    avenge oneself for, get even with     (informal)   get revenge on, pay back, punish, reciprocate, repay, requite, settle a score  
8    allowance, compensation, earnings, emoluments, fee, hand-out, hire, income, meed     (archaic)   payment, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, reward, salary, stipend, takings, wages  

pay back  
1    get even with     (informal)   get one's own back, hit back, reciprocate, recompense, retaliate, settle a score  
2    refund, reimburse, repay, return, settle up, square  
pay off  
1    discharge, dismiss, fire, lay off, let go, sack     (informal)  
2    clear, discharge, liquidate, pay in full, settle, square  
3    be effective, be profitable, be successful, succeed, work  
4    get even with     (informal)   pay back, retaliate, settle a score  
5      (informal)   bribe, buy off, corrupt, get at, grease the palm of     (slang)   oil     (informal)   suborn  
pay out  
1    cough up     (informal)   disburse, expend, fork out or over or up     (slang)   lay out     (informal)   shell out     (informal)   spend  
2    get even with     (informal)   pay back, retaliate, settle a score  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Consulte también:

pay cheque, pay day, pay attention, pay back

say on pay n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers

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