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pay back

verb as in fix

verb as in get back at

verb as in make restitution

verb as in pay

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Example Sentences

Politics is too expensive, and a new president has people to pay back.

As college tuition rises faster than inflation, the class of 2014 will have an average of $33,000 in student loans to pay back.

“He expects to pay back every loan … to make it whole,” Simon insists.

I planned to be in it for one year, pay back my student debt, and walk away without ever looking back.

Sure, Tesla is making money and just managed to pay back its government loan.

His first book sells so well that in six months he is able to pay back all the money he stole and have something left over.

This surplus should be yours, and I would also agree to pay back the sum used by me from my first earnings after graduation.

If you want to quit now, Captain Candage, go ahead, and I'll mortgage my future to pay back what you have risked.

They were the written promises of the king, to pay back money lent to him by London merchants, when he was carrying on the war.

The young son has assured me that the family intends to pay back all the creditors, and I am trying not to worry.


On this page you'll find 400 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pay back, such as: swap, alternate, bandy, bargain, barter, and castle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.