8 English Collocations With Pay

Learn useful collocations with pay. Pay the price. Pay tribute to. Pay your regards. And more. 

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8 English collocations with pay

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So what are we going to talk about today? We’re going to look at some collocations and we’re going to look at collocations with pay. To pay.

To pay a bill, to pay some money.

As always, I’m going to give you explanations and some examples.

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to pay the penalty

Meaning: to experience negative consequences of your actions; to suffer as a result of your poor choice

Examples:

If you drive under the influence of a drink, you could pay the penalty and lose your licence.

A drug dealer was caught red-handed with the drugs and had to pay the penalty.

to pay the price

Meaning: to give a certain amount of money in exchange for goods/services; to suffer negative consequences of your decisions

Examples:

If you don’t defend correctly, you eventually pay the price. You give away a goal or an opportunity, and the other team scores a goal.

She paid the price for taking time out of her training schedule to sit her final exams. 

8 English collocations with pay

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to pay a visit

Meaning:  to go somewhere to see someone or something

We often use it in an informal way to talk about going to the bathroom.

Examples:

My in-laws paid me a visit last weekend. My mother-in-law was in a bad mood all Saturday night which ruined everything.

He is terrified to go out since a mafia gang paid him a visit last month.

to pay tribute (to)

Meaning: to say good things about someone; unfortunately, it often comes too late

Example:

I’d like to pay tribute to the work done by our colleagues during the last three years.

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8 English collocations with pay

to pay your regards (to someone)

Meaning: to pay your respects to someone; to go and see someone or send them a message to be polite

Example:

All those present paid their regards to the medical staff working day in and out at Hillcrest Medical Clinic.

to pay a compliment

Meaning: to say something nice to or about someone

Example:

She did a beautiful job decorating her new house. The rooms look so much bigger and brighter. Everyone paid her a compliment.

8 English collocations with pay

to pay compensation (for)

Meaning: to give money to someone who suffered an injury, infringement of rights, or loss

Example:

I want that person who drove into your car to pay me compensation for the damage done to my car and the injury that I have suffered.

to pay attention to something

Meaning: to concentrate or focus on something

Examples:

When you’re driving your car on the road, you need to pay attention to everything that’s going on around you.

Children often struggle to pay attention to school lessons or a long list of instructions.

Okay, here are some useful English collocations with pay. Let’s repeat them one more time:

  • to pay the penalty
  • to pay the price
  • to pay a visit
  • to pay tribute
  • to pay your regards
  • to pay a compliment
  • to pay compensation (for)
  • to pay attention (to)

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