vb mainly tr
1 to be under an obligation to pay (someone) to the amount of
2 intr to be in debt
he still owes for his house
3 often foll by: to to have as a result (of)
he owes his success to chance
4 to feel the need or obligation to do, give, etc.
to owe somebody thanks, to owe it to oneself to rest
5 to hold or maintain in the mind or heart (esp. in the phrase owe a grudge)
(Old English agan to have (C12: to have to); related to Old Saxon egan, Old High German eigan)
Diccionario de inglés definición
be beholden to, be in arrears, be in debt, be obligated or indebted, be under an obligation to
Diccionario de inglés sinónimos
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