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pay

1. verb give money for goods, services 2. verb settle (bill) 3. verb EMPL give (sb) money for work 4. verb EMPL (of job) bring in salary 5. verb be profitable 6. verb be advantageous 7. verb suffer, be punished 8. noun EMPL financial reward for work
phrases
1 verb give money for goods, services
INTRANSITIVEíoc verb  c m udíol verb  c m uI'll pay íocfaidh miseshe paid for the meal d'íoc sí as an mbéile, dhíol sí as an mbéilecan we pay by credit card? an dtig linn íoc le cárta creidmheasa?did you pay cash for it? ar dhíol tú as le hairgead tirim?
TRANSITIVEíoc verb  c m udíol verb  c m ushe paid a lot of money to see him d'íoc sí cuid mhór airgid chun é a fheiceáil
2 verb settle (bill) TRANSITIVEíoc verb  c m udíol verb  c m uyou have to pay the bill caithfidh tú an bille a íoc
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3 verb EMPL give (sb) money for work TRANSITIVEíoc verb  c m udíol verb  c m uthey paid her €50 to fix it d'íoc siad €50 léi chun é a dheisiú 4 verb EMPL (of job) bring in salary
INTRANSITIVEthis job pays well tá tuarastal maith ag dul leis an bpost seo, íoctar go maith thú sa phost seo
TRANSITIVEthis job pays €40,000 a year €40,000 sa bhliain an tuarastal atá ag dul leis an bpost seo
5 verb be profitable
INTRANSITIVEwe're trying to make the business pay táimid ag iarraidh airgead a shaothrú ar an ngnólachtsome of the services don't pay níl aon airgead le gnóthú as cuid de na seirbhísí
TRANSITIVEdoes it pay to work from home? an fiú bheith ag obair ón mbaile?, an bhfuil airgead maith le gnóthú as bheith ag obair ón mbaile?
6 verb be advantageous TRANSITIVEit pays to get to the airport early is fiú bheith san aerfort go luath 7 verb suffer, be punished INTRANSITIVEwhoever did this is going to pay beidh daor ar an té a rinne é seo, íocfaidh an té a rinne é seo asthey started badly and were made to pay thosaigh siad go dona agus ba dhaor a d'íoc siad as, thosaigh siad go dona agus bhí a shliocht orthu 8 noun EMPL financial reward for work masc4  c m utuarastal masc1  c m u pay and conditions pá agus coinníollacha oibre, pá agus dálaí oibre
phrases

to hit pay dirt

(also

strike pay dirt

) we finally hit pay dirt ar deireadh thángamar ar an bpota óir

to be in the pay of sb/sth

(also

in sb's/sth's pay

) he was in the pay of criminals bhí coirpigh ag tabhairt breabanna dó faoi choim

to pay attention

(also

to pay regard

) 1 heed, listen to aird a thabhairtnobody paid it any attention níor thug duine ar bith lá airde air 2 watch, take care with aird a thabhairthe pays particular regard to the media tugann sé aird ar leith ar na meáinpay attention to the details dírigh ar na mionsonraí

to pay court to sb

(also

to pay sb court

) literary 1 flatter sb plámás a dhéanamh le duinebéal bán a dhéanamh le duine 2 woo sb romantically duine a mhealladh

to pay sb a compliment

1 say sth nice duine a mholadhmoladh a thabhairt do dhuine 2 do sth that flatters sb they paid us the compliment of inviting us to the house bhí sé de dhea-bhéasa iontu cuireadh chun tí a chur orainnpay him the compliment of saying you believe him bíodh sé de mhúineadh ort a rá leis go gcreideann tú é

to pay dearly

he'll pay dearly for this beidh daor air faoi seo, is daor a íocfaidh sé as seo

to pay dividends

all his work eventually paid dividends bhí toradh ar a chuid oibre ar fad sa deireadh thiar

to pay for itself

this equipment has already paid for itself fuarthas a luach as an trealamh seo cheana féin, d'íoc an trealamh seo as féin cheana féin

to pay good money for sth

airgead mór a chaitheamh ar ruddo you expect me to pay good money for this? an bhfuil tú ag dúil liom airgead mór a chaitheamh air seo?

to pay the penalty

(also

to pay the price

) they hadn't studied and paid the penalty ní dhearna siad staidéar ar bith agus ba dhaor a d'íoc siad as, ní raibh aon staidéar déanta acu agus bhí a shliocht orthuboth of us were involved but it was I who paid the penalty bhíomar beirt páirteach ach is mise a bhí thíos leis

to pay a high price

(also

to pay a heavy price

) they paid a high price for their mistake is daor a d'íoc siad as a mbotún

to pay your respects to sb

1 (also

to pay your last respects

, to pay your final respects

) attend funeral comhbhrón a dhéanamh le duinedul faoi thásc duinedul ar thuairisc duine
2 communicate good wishes beannacht a chur in iúl do dhuinedea-mhéin a chur in iúl do dhuine

to pay tribute to sb/sth

1 thank, acknowledge sb/sth duine a mholadhbuíochas a ghabháil le duineshe paid tribute to the students for their enthusiasm mhol sí na mic léinn as a ndíograis 2 (also

to pay homage to sb/sth

) show admiration for sb/sth ómós a thabhairt do dhuinemeas a chur in iúl do dhuine

to pay a visit to sb/sth

(also

to pay sb/sth a visit

, to pay a call to sb/sth

, to pay sb/sth a call

) cuairt a thabhairt ar dhuinedul ar cuairt chuig duine

to pay its way

the business is paying its way now tá a luach á fháil ón ngnólacht anois, tá an gnó ag íoc a bhealaigh anois

to pay your way

íoc as do chuid féindo bhealach féin a íoc

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