HyperDic: owe

English > 3 senses of the word owe:
VERBpossessionowebe obliged to pay or repay
stativeowebe indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
possessionowebe in debt
owe > pronunciation
Soundsow'
English > owe: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningBe obliged to pay or repay.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Narrowerchalk up, run upaccumulate as a debt
Spanishdeber
Catalandeure, tenir un deute
English > owe: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
Broaderrepose on, rest on, build on, build uponBe based on
Spanishdeber
English > owe: 3 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningBe in debt.
PatternSomebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey owe the money to them; They owe them the money
Examples
  • "She owes me $200"
  • "I still owe for the car"
  • "The thesis owes much to his adviser"
Entailed bydefault, default onfail to pay up
NarrowermortgagePut up as security or collateral
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishadeudar, deber

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