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The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland.
Laurel Clark

Meaning of "pay back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PAY BACK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PAY BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pay back is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

WHAT DOES PAY BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pay back in the English dictionary

The first definition of pay back in the dictionary is to retaliate against. Other definition of pay back is to give or do in return for a favour, insult, etc. Pay back is also to repay.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PAY BACK

pay a person back in his own coin
pay as you earn
pay award
pay bargaining
pay bed
Pay Board
pay cheque
pay claim
pay cut
pay deal
pay desk
pay dirt
pay dispute
pay down
pay envelope
pay for
pay in
pay increase
pay off
pay offer

WORDS THAT END LIKE PAY BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of pay back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pay back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PAY BACK

Find out the translation of pay back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pay back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pay back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

偿还
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reintegrar
570 millions of speakers

English

pay back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वापस भुगतान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُسَدِّدُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

возвращать деньги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pagar de volta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফিরে পেও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rembourser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membayar balik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zurückzahlen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

払い戻す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

변제하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mbayar maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàn trả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திரும்ப செலுத்துங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परत द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geri ödeme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ripagare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spłacić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повертати гроші
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a rambursa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεπληρώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

terug te betaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

betala tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

betale tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pay back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PAY BACK»

The term «pay back» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.719 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PAY BACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pay back» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pay back» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pay back

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9 QUOTES WITH «PAY BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pay back.
1
John Catsimatidis
I believe that all people that are successful should pay back their cities, their states, their towns, our country.
2
Laurel Clark
The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland.
3
Jack Dempsey
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him an idol.
4
Lindsey Graham
What's going on in the Senate is kind of a politics of escalation. We're getting sort of like the Mideast: pay back everybody when you're in charge.
5
Karen Mills
We don't want to give a business that is not going to come through the troubled waters a loan that they can't pay back.
6
John Podhoretz
The problem is that borrowing money to pay back more borrowed money that will oblige you in the future to borrow even more money doesn't sound kosher. Because it isn't.
7
Bernie Sanders
What Wall Street and credit card companies are doing is really not much different from what gangsters and loan sharks do who make predatory loans. While the bankers wear three-piece suits and don't break the knee caps of those who can't pay back, they still are destroying people's lives.
8
Andrew Ross Sorkin
The moment a large investor doesn't believe a government will pay back its debt when it says it will, a crisis of confidence could develop. Investors have scant patience for the years of good governance - politically fraught fiscal restructuring, austerity and debt rescheduling - it takes to defuse a sovereign-debt crisis.
9
Elizabeth Warren
We need to align the incentives so that colleges have an incentive to keep down their costs... to graduate students on time with degrees in areas where they're going to be able to get jobs and going to be able to pay back those loans.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PAY BACK»

Discover the use of pay back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pay back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pay Back
When Kay finds out that Torie is dating her ex-boyfriend, she decides to get back at Torie and make her jealous by dating Brad, a boy Kay knows Torie really likes.
Eleanor Robins, 2011
2
The Poor Always Pay Back: The Grameen II Story
The success of Grameen Bank and the microcredit movement as a whole has proved the credit worthiness of the poor beyond question. Grameen II shows that the poor, given the opportunity, will save a great deal and will always pay back
Asif Dowla, Dipal Barua, 2006
3
It's Pay Back Time
NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
Jan Weeks, 2001
4
Pay Back!: What Goes Around Comes Around
This book is a bit of a thriller about a quite run of the mill kind of guy who managed to get himself involved in things that most people usuall only read about & the more I wrote the more it evolved into just that!
Chris Gerard, 2006
5
Pay Back Is a Bitch!
Adrienne Houston, A loving wife, supporter Darrell's #1 fan, But feels rejected from his love, what is she doing wrong? This is a story about a loving marriage taken for granted by some one who think he has it all..but really doesn't.
Angela Zimmerman, 2006
6
Call it Pay-back
Maria Parker, a brilliant, Harvard-trained research scientist had left her life in Washington DC behind and was driving west to a new job near St. Louis.
Luisa Morton, 2007
7
Pay Back
Think Critically By the end of Pay Back, Rae has lost more than a couple of friends in her quest to get even with Torie. What is Next? Directions: Write an introduction for Chapter 9 of Pay Back. Show how Rae uses what she has learned about ...
Saddleback Educational Publishing, Saddleback, 2012
8
Financial Management
The pay back period would be a fraction more than 3 years. The sum of Rs 48,000 is recovered by the end of the third year. The balance Rs 8,125 is needed to be recovered in the fourth year. In the fourth year CFAT is Rs 20,000. The pay back ...
Khan & Jain, 2007
9
Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader
... walked through each other — There was only color and music and silence where the words of Hassan i Sabbah had passed — “Boards Syndicates Governments of the earth Pay — Pay Back the Color you stole — “Pay Red — Pay back the ...
William Burroughs, James Grauerholz, Ira Silverberg, William S. Burroughs, James Grauerholz, 2007
10
Financial & Industrial Management
11.3.2 Pay-back Period □ The pay back period is one of capital budgeting techniques. As considerable amount is invested in any project for a longer time. The risk of expenditure is proportional to the length of time required to recover the  ...
V.S.Bagad, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PAY BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pay back is used in the context of the following news items.
1
DA insists Zuma pay back some of money spent on Nkandla upgrades
President Jacob Zuma must pay back a reasonable portion of the money spent on upgrading his private residence at Nkandla‚ Democratic ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
2
I told Zuma to prepare to pay back the money: Maharaj
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's former spokesperson Mac Maharaj has told the UK's Financial Times that he told the leader to prepare ... «News24, Jul 15»
3
Minister Mwanakatwe accused of failing to pay back K1.5M CEEC loan
PF minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margerate Mwanakatwe has failed to repay a K1.5 million (K1.5 billion old currency) she ... «Zambian Watchdog, Jul 15»
4
Rata ready for club netball pay back
Rata coach Shelley Stevens is expecting a bit of pay back come Thursday night. For the first time in 10 years Rata knocked over St Mary's in a ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
5
Community editorial board: Laramie's pay back month
For those who grumbled about winter running into spring walking into summer this year, this is one of the months when people in Laramie get ... «Laramie Boomerang, Jul 15»
6
Popular Front distributes scholarships, appeals to pay back to society
Bangalore (24 July 2015): Mohammed Shakib, the state president of PFI urged the students to use their educational expertise to eradicate the ... «Milli Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Former city clerk to pay back some cash stolen over 5-6 years
Former city clerk to pay back some cash stolen over 5-6 years. Published 2:17 PM CDT Jul 24, 2015. NEXT STORY. Truckload of Iowa mail destroyed, damaged ... «KCCI Des Moines, Jul 15»
8
Trumbull County housing agency works to pay back taxes
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – An agency that helps low income families get housing is working on reducing its debt. Sunshine Inc. of the ... «WKBN.com, Jul 15»
9
Ottumwa to pay back part of RISE grant
OTTUMWA, IOWA -- The city of Ottumwa is required to pay back part some grant money. The city received a RISE grant to construct the Job ... «KTVO, Jul 15»
10
Benefit cheat must 'pay back' to community
A Castletown woman who wrongly claimed over £4,000 in benefits has been told she must carry out community service as "pay back". «Energy FM, Jul 15»

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