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slang Rich; well paid. He used to be an amazing hip-hop artist. But now he's too paid to know what it's like for folk out on the streets.

pay for

1. Literally, to pay money for something that incurs a cost. You're going to have to pay for the vase that your son broke. We weren't having to pay for the water we used where we used to live, so we were shocked when our first water bill came in the mail after moving to this country.
2. To cover the expense of someone else. I'd rather that you don't pay for me—I think people on first dates should share the cost of the evening. We don't have the money to pay for every client who comes to us with a sob story.
3. To suffer as a punishment or atonement for some ill deed or wrongdoing. Mark my words—you'll pay for double-crossing us! The children are all paying for the crimes of their father.
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pay someone (for something) (with something)

to make payment with something to someone for something or for doing something. I will pay you for the loan you made me with the money I get from selling my car. I will pay you with a check.

pay

one's last respects (to someone) to go to someone's funeral. I paid my last respects to Mr. Kantor yesterday. Scores of people came to pay their last respects.

pay for something

 
1. Lit. to pay out money for something. Did you pay for the magazine, or shall I? No, I'll pay for it.
2. Fig. to suffer punishment for something. The criminal will pay for his crimes. I don't like what you did to me, and I'm going to see that you pay for it. Max paid for his wicked ways.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

paid

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pay for

1. Cover the expenses of, defray the cost of, as in I'll pay for your movie ticket, or This truck will pay for itself within a year. [Mid-1300s]
2. Atone for, suffer for, as in He may have looked like a good manager, but his successor will end up paying for his mistakes . [Late 1600s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pay for

v.
1. To give some amount of money in return for something: I paid $12 for those gloves. Did you pay for our meal yet?
2. To bear a cost or penalty as a result of some action: You will pay for your laziness when you take your exams and do badly.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

paid

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I think I’ll go out and get paid tonight.
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Number awarded: 75 in 2006, number varies per year Scholarship money pays for: YAGP awards over $150,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide.
Princess Grace Awards Christine Giancatarino; New York, NY 212.31Z1470 cmg@pgfusa.com; veww.pgfusa.com Deadline: 04/30/2007; Number awarded: 6 Please visit our website for instructions Scholarship money pays for: Tuition for classes, salary assistance
Number awarded: 75 in 2006, varies per year Scholarship money pays for: YAGP awards over $150,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide.
Ballet Yuma Kathleen Sinclair; Yuma, AZ 928.314.4762 academyyba@adelphia.net; www.balletyuma.org Deadline: 08/05/2006; Number awarded: up to 5 Requirements: Post high school graduate looking for additional training and performing opportunities; male and female dancers can apply Scholarship money pays for: Special workshops, travel expenses, tuition for classes
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I should emphasize that I do not support loser pays for one of the reasons cited by conservatives like Dan Quayle.
What the government pays for, it eventually regulates.
Scholarship Pays For: Academics, choreography, dance, somatics
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105 and 106 when the former employer's plan pays for 12 months of medical coverage under COBRA.
In these deals, NIH reimburses scientists' employers for their typically much higher salaries, and also pays for the frequently exorbitant overhead charged by their home institutions.