pay

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pay is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
pay

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Plain form
pay

Third person singular
pays

Simple past
paid

Past participle
paid

Present participle
paying

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you pay, you give money for something.
    Bess worked for eight hours and they paid her a hundred dollars.

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Noun[change]

Singular
pay

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) Your pay is money you receive for something.
    Go to the office to receive your pay.

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