01. pay dearly for one's mistakes, to
例句: Ben has paid dearly for his mistakes but he blames no one but himself despite a dysfunctional childhood spent with several foster families. (班为自己的错误付出惨重的代价但他只怪自己不怪任何人, 尽管他曾经被收留在几处寄养家庭, 留给他一个不正常的童年)
02. pay down, to
定义: 支付一部分款项以减少债务; 付头款.
例句: Interest rates are high, so let's pay down our mortgage. (利率正在高涨, 为此咱们还是先付一部分款项减少贷款债务)
03. pay for itself, to
定义: 值回代价; 节省下来的钱可以抵偿原先的花费.
例句: These energy efficient appliances might be more expensive, but they reduce your energy bill so drastically that they pay for themselves in no time. (这些节能家电也许比较昂贵, 但是它们却可大幅节省你的用电开支, 很快地就能把省下的钱抵偿原先的花费)
04. pay for, to
定义: 付账, 付出, 偿还, 遭报应.
例句: You're going to have to pay for the vase that your son broke. (你将必须偿还那只你儿子打破的花瓶)
05. pay good money, to
例句: People pay good money for personal trainers just to have someone keep them on track towards their goals. (人们付大量金钱雇用私人健康教练就是为了请别人来督促他们达成他们预定的目标)
06. pay/take heed, to
定义: 注意, 留心, 放在心上.
例句: You'd best pay heed to his advice, or you might end up suffering the mistakes he made in the past. (你最好把他的建议放在心上, 否则你将步上他过去所犯的错误的后尘)
07. pay homage to someone, to
定义: 向某人致敬, 朝拜或朝贡.
例句: We pay homage to our ancestors and say prayers in homage to their memory. (我们敬拜我们祖先并以祝祷来表达我们对他们的追思和崇敬)
08. pay in, to
例句: I went to the bank to pay in a check. (我去银行存入了一张支票)
09. pay into, to
例句: Every month, all employees pay about 21% of their salaries into the pension fund. (每个月, 所有员工都拨出大约百分之二十一的薪水存入他们的退休基金帐户)
10. pay no attention to ..., to
例句: Pay no attention to him and he'll stop taunting you. (别理睬他, 他就会停止对你挑衅了)
11. pay off, to
定义: 付清, 有好的结果, 好的回报.
例句: She finally paid off her car last year so she has lots of extra money to spend now. (她去年终于把她的车子付清了, 因此她现在有许多余钱可以供她花费)
12. pay on the nail, to
定义: 马上支付; 不拖欠; 付现.
例句: My roommate is a bit of a noisy fellow, but so long as he keeps paying me his rent on the nail, I don't mind. (我室友是个有点吵闹的家伙, 但是只要他一直继续不拖欠他的那份租金, 我也不在乎他的噪音)
13. pay one's (own) way, to
定义: 各自付费, 付自己该付费用.
例句: I appreciate the offer to help with my tuition, but I can pay my own way. (我感激这份帮助我支付我学费的提议, 但是我还能负担自己的费用)
14. pay one's respects, to
定义: 向...致敬(包括对长辈的问候和致意); 向过逝者的家属致唁.
例句: I went up to her after the meeting and paid my respects. (会后, 我走向她并向她致敬)
15. pay out, to
定义: 分发钱, 付款; 送出绳索, 松绳索.
例句: It'll be a few years before our investments start paying out. (我们的投资将要在几年之后才会获利)
16. pay over the odds, to
定义: 买贵了, 多付了.
例句: A lot of consumers end up paying over the odds to get the newest smart phones. (许多消费者都最后都以买贵了他们最新的智能手机告终)
17. pay scot and lot, to
定义: (针对被统治者)以其偿付能力来征收赋税; 付清, 清偿帐务.
例句: Make sure they've paid scot and lot before we accept their full order. (在我们接受他们整份订单之前先确定他们把前帐付清了)
18. pay someone back in their own coin, to
定义: 以牙还牙, 以其人之道还治其人之身.
例句: If he's been giving you the cold shoulder, just pay him back in his own coin and start ignoring him for a while. (如果他一直对你冷漠态度的话, 你就以其人之道还治其人之身, 也对他爱理不理一阵子)
19. pay someone back with interest, to
定义: 连本带利地, 加倍地偿还或报复.
例句: After she found out Tom broke her computer, she paid him back with interest by smashing his computer, TV, and video game console. (当她发现汤姆把她的电脑打坏之后, 她便把他的电脑, 电视机, 和游戏主机砸烂来加倍地报复他)
20. pay someone no mind, to
定义: 别理会某人, 忽视某人.
例句: He kept talking but she paid him no mind. (他一直讲个不停但她却不理会他)
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