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Meaning of PAY BACK

Pronunciation:  pey bak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
  2. [v]  act or give something in recognition of someone's behavior
 Synonyms: fix, get, pay off, repay, reward
 See Also: act, get back, get even, move



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