Definition of 'pay back'
Example sentences containing 'pay back'
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It will take us years to pay back the loan. The Sun (2016)It is understood that the loan has been paid back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than three quarters of the money has been paid back and the big three are all in profit. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It does not face criminal charges but will probably have to pay back the money if it is found to have taken illegal funds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will take us years to pay back the loan. The Sun (2016)It is understood that the loan has been paid back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than three quarters of the money has been paid back and the big three are all in profit. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It does not face criminal charges but will probably have to pay back the money if it is found to have taken illegal funds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is time they were made to pay back something in return for a better life. The Sun (2013)We are now pressing for that money to be paid back. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The system of paying back loans makes dealing with student debt easy to manage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Now let us look at how rapidly each project pays back its initial investment. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Those who could not pay back the money were to find creative ways to serve others. Christianity Today (2000)No students will have to pay back any loan for their education until they complete their degree. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The victim pays back the money interest free when they can afford to. The Sun (2012)Borrowers can also pay back the equity loan early to increase their share in the property. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Make them pay back the money and kick them out of the country. The Sun (2011)Make greedy bankers pay back money they stole and then make them work off their debts. The Sun (2012)He has since paid back the money. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then my friend will pay back money to his dad and his dad will pay off his mortgage. The Sun (2014)Governments can much more easily gain consent to borrow money than they can gain consent to pay back the loans. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This weekend he insisted the allowances he now claimed would not be used to pay back the money he owed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This was introduced as a means of giving an incentive to the banks to pay back money as soon as possible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The money must be paid back one day, either in tax rises or spending cuts. The Sun (2009)It claims most people pay back within ten days and 30 per cent before that. The Sun (2012)The loan will be paid back but the Government will guarantee the bonds throughout their terms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As for getting your friends to pay back loans, just be upfront. The Sun (2013)We borrowed from the bank to improve the property, with the intention of remortgaging to pay back the loan. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you are leasing land and labour for 15 a hectare you would pay back your original investment after two years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I'M taking out more payday loans to pay back the ones I already have. The Sun (2012)But'for the avoidance of doubt' he has now decided to pay back enough to cover what he received in rent. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'pay back'
British English: pay back /peɪ bæk/ VERB
If you pay back money that you have borrowed from someone, you give them an equal amount at a later time.
He will have to pay back everything he has stolen.
- American English: pay back
- Arabic: يُسَدِّدُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pagar de volta
- Chinese: 偿还
- Croatian: vratiti novac
- Czech: splatit
- Danish: betale tilbage
- Dutch: terugbetalen
- European Spanish: reintegrar
- Finnish: maksaa takaisin
- French: rembourser
- German: zurückzahlen
- Greek: ξεπληρώνω
- Italian: ripagare
- Japanese: 払い戻す
- Korean: 변제하다
- Norwegian: betale tilbake
- Polish: spłacić
- European Portuguese: restituir
- Romanian: a rambursa
- Russian: возвращать деньги
- Spanish: reintegrar
- Swedish: betala tillbaka
- Thai: จ่ายคืน
- Turkish: geri ödemek
- Ukrainian: повертати гроші
- Vietnamese: hoàn trả
Definition of pay back from the Collins English Dictionary
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