To give someone money for work done or goods received
Past Participle form
I pay for my gym membership every month.
My mum pays for my English lessons.
A: Can you pay for the shopping please? I forgot my wallet.
B: Of course. Will you pay me back?
A: Yes, as soon as we get home.
I paid a lot for this painting. I think it was worth it.
My friend paid for dinner last night. It was very kind of her.
A: How was your date last night?
B: It was great but I paid for everything.
A: That's not fair.
B: No, I don't like it when guys pay for everything.
I'm paying for my new car over 5 years.
We're paying a lot for the tickets but it'll be worth it.
A: Hey, how much are you paying for your English lessons.
B: Not a lot, there's a great website I use.
A: Is it this one?
I've already paid for the plumber.
Our friend had paid for the holiday but the company cancelled it. They can't get their money back now.
A: Have you paid me for that work?
B: Oh no. Sorry. I'll pay now.
A: Thanks. Sorry for asking - I was short of cash.