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repay

verb
     
Related topics: Loans
re‧pay past tense and past participle repaid [transitive]
1BFL to pay back money that you have borrowed
repay a loan/debt etc
Your mortgage will be repaid over 25 years.
repay somebody something
I'll repay you the money you lent me next week.
2 to do something for someone, or give them something, in return for helping you
repay somebody for something
How can we repay him for everything he's done?
I'd like to buy them something to repay all their kindness.
3 if something repays your time, effort etc, it is worth the time or effort you have spent

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