pay

pay pay verb (paid, paid ) 1. pay (sb) (for sth) to give sb money for work, goods, services, etc. • 付费;付酬: ▪ [V]
»Iˈll pay for the tickets.
我来买票。
»Are you paying in cash or by credit card ?
您付现金还是用信用卡?
»Her parents paid for her to go to Canada.
她父母出钱送她去加拿大。
»My company pays well (= pays high salaries).
我公司给的工资很高。
▪ [VN]
»to pay cash
付现金
»Would you mind paying the taxi driver?
您付出租车费好吗?
»She pays £200 a week for this apartment.
这套房子她每周要付租金 200 英镑。
▪ [VNN]
»He still hasnˈt paid me the money he owes me.
他还没归还欠我的钱呢。
»Iˈm paid $100 a day.
我每天工资 100 元。
▪ [VN to inf]
»I donˈt pay you to sit around all day doing nothing!
我不是花钱雇你整天闲坐着的!
--› see also low-paid , pre-pay , well paid 2. pay sth (to sb) | pay (sb) sth to give sb money that you owe them • 交纳;偿还: ▪ [VN]
»Membership fees should be paid to the secretary.
会员费应交给秘书。
»to pay a bill / debt / fine / ransom, etc.
缴付账单、债款、罚金、赎金等
▪ [VNN]
»Have you paid him the rent yet?
你向他付房租了没有?
3. [V] (of a business, etc. 企业等) to produce a profit • 赢利;创收:
»Itˈs hard to make farming pay.
种庄稼获利很不容易。
4. to result in some advantage or profit for sb • 受益;划算: ▪ [V]
»Crime doesnˈt pay.
犯罪是划不来的。
▪ [V to inf]
»It pays to keep up to date with your work.
工作能跟上时代是有利的。
▪ [VN to inf]
»It would probably pay you to hire an accountant.
聘一名会计师或许对你有好处。
5. [V] pay (for sth) to suffer or be punished for your beliefs or actions • 付代价;遭受惩罚:
»Youˈll pay for that remark!
你要为你的话付出代价的!
»Many people paid with their lives (= they died).
许多人付出了生命。
6. used with some nouns to show that you are giving or doing the thing mentioned • (与某些名词结合使用,表示将要做或将付出某事物) ▪ [VN VNN]
»Iˈll pay a call on (= visit) my friends.
我将去看朋友。
»Iˈll pay you a call when Iˈm in town.
我在城里的时候将去拜访你。
▪ [VN]
»I didnˈt pay attention to what she was saying.
我没有注意她在说什么。
»The director paid tribute to all she had done for the charity.
董事赞扬她为慈善事业所做的一切。
▪ [VNN]
»Heˈs always paying me compliments.
他总是夸奖我。
【IDIOMS】 the ˈdevil / ˈhell to pay •(informal) a lot of trouble • 大麻烦;大乱子:
»Thereˈll be hell to pay when he finds out.
一旦他发现了真相,那麻烦就大了。
he who pays the piper calls the ˈtune •(saying) the person who provides the money for sth can also control how it is spent • 花钱的人说了算;财大者气粗 pay ˈcourt to sb •(old-fashioned) to treat sb with great respect in order to gain favour with them • 献殷勤;奉迎;讨好 pay ˈdividends • to produce great advantages or profits • 有所收获;产生效益:
»Exercising regularly will pay dividends in the end.
经常运动最终会对身体大有好处的。
ˌpay for itˈself (of a new system, sth you have bought, etc. 新系统、所买的东西等) • to save as much money as it cost • 使损益相当;够本:
»The rail pass will pay for itself after about ten trips.
火车月票大约只需乘两次车就够本了。
pay good ˈmoney for sth • used to emphasize that sth cost(s) a lot of money, especially if the money is wasted • 为…花费很多钱(尤指钱白花了):
»I paid good money for this jacket, and now look at it—itˈs ruined!
这件夹克是我花大价钱买的,瞧瞧,全给毁了!
pay its ˈway (of a business, etc. 企业等) • to make enough money to pay what it costs to keep it going • 赢利运作;不负债;收支平衡:
»The bridge is still not paying its way.
这座桥现在还入不敷出。
pay the ˈpenalty (for sth / for doing sth) | pay a / the ˈprice (for sth / for doing sth) • to suffer because of bad luck, a mistake or sth you have done • 因…受害/付代价:
»He looked terrible this morning. I think heˈs paying the penalty for all those late nights.
他今天上午脸色很不好,我想这是他一直熬夜造成的。
»Theyˈre now paying the price for past mistakes.
他们现在正在为过去的错误付出代价。
pay your reˈspects (to sb) •(formal) to visit sb or to send a message of good wishes as a sign of respect for them • (拜访或问候某人)表示敬意:
»Many came to pay their last respects (= by attending sbˈs funeral).
许多人前来参加葬礼向逝者告别。
pay through the ˈnose (for sth) •(informal) to pay much too much money for sth • 付过高的价 pay your ˈway • to pay for everything yourself without having to rely on anyone elseˈs money • 自力偿付一切;自食其力 you pays your ˌmoney and you takes your ˈchoice • (informal, especially BrE) used for saying that there is very little difference between ten or more things that you can choose • 如何选择由你做主(表示各种选择的分别不大) --› more at arm n., heed n., rob 【PHR V】 ˌpay sb ˈback (sth) | ˌpay sth∽ˈback (to sb) • to return money that you borrowed from sb • (向某人)还钱 【SYN】 repay :
»Iˈll pay you back next week.
我下周把钱还给你。
»You can pay back the loan over a period of seven years.
你可以在三年内分期归还贷款。
»Did he ever pay you back that $100 he owes you?
他把欠你的 100 块钱还给你没有?
ˌpay sb ˈback (for sth) • to punish sb for making you or sb else suffer • 报复;惩罚:
»Iˈll pay him back for making me look like a fool in front of everyone.
他让我当众出丑,我非治治他不可。
--› related noun payback (2) ˌpay sth∽ˈin | ˌpay sth ˈinto sth • to put money into a bank account • 存款;存入账户:
»I paid in a cheque this morning.
我今天上午存入一张支票。
»Iˈd like to pay some money into my account.
我想在我的账户里存一些钱。
ˌpay ˈoff (informal) (of a plan or an action, especially six that involves risk 尤指冒险的计划或行动) • to be successful and bring good results • 成功;奏效;达到目的:
»The gamble paid off.
赌博赢了。
ˌpay sb∽ˈoff 1. to pay sb what they have earned and tell them to leave their job • 付清工资后解雇;遣散:
»The crew were paid off as soon as the ship docked.
船一泊港,船员就被付酬解雇了。
2. (informal) to give sb money to prevent them from doing sth or talking about sth illegal or dishonest that you have done • 用钱封某人的口;买通某人:
»All the witnesses had been paid off.
所有的证人都被买通了。
--› related noun pay-off (1) ˌpay sth∽ˈoff • to finish paying money owed for sth • 付清;偿清:
»We paid off our mortgage after fifteen years.
我们历经十五年的时间还清了抵押借款。
ˌpay sth∽ˈout 1. to pay a large sum of money for sth • 付巨款:
»I had to pay out £500 to get my car repaired.
我只好花 500 英镑的高价修理我的汽车。
--› related noun payout --› note at spend 2. to pass a length of rope through your hands • (从手中)徐徐放出绳索 ˌpay ˈup • to pay all the money that you owe to sb, especially when you do not want to or when the payment is late • 总算付清全部欠款:
»I had a hard time getting him to pay up.
我好不容易让他还清了全部欠款。
--› note at spend noun • the money that sb gets for doing regular work • 工资;薪水:
»Her job is hard work, but the pay is good.
她工作虽辛苦,但薪水不低。
»a pay increase
加薪
»(BrE) a pay rise
加薪
»(NAmE) a pay raise
加薪
»a 3% pay offer
愿出 3% 的酬劳
»holiday pay
假日薪金
»to make a pay claim (= to officially ask for an increase in pay)
正式要求加薪
--› see also [u]sick pay
--› note at income in the pay of sb / sth •(usually disapproving) working for sb or for an organization, often secretly • 秘密(为某人或某组织)工作;由…豢养;被…收买
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[pei]
n. 薪水, 工資
v. 支付, 交納, 給予, 有利, 值得, 合算

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