pay

I 1. [peɪ]
nome paga f., stipendio m., retribuzione f.; (to manual worker) salario m.; (to soldier) soldo m.

back pay — arretrati sulla paga

extra pay — (paga) extra

to be in the pay of sb. — spreg. essere al soldo di qcn.

pay and allowances — retribuzione e indennità

2.
modificatore [agreement, claim, negotiations, deal] salariale; [rise, cut] di stipendio, salariale; [freeze, structure, policy] dei salari
II 1. [peɪ]
verbo transitivo (pass., p.pass. paid)
1) (for goods, services) pagare [tradesman, creditor, fee]; saldare, pagare [bill, debt]; versare [down payment] (on per)

to pay cash — pagare in contanti

to pay Ј 50 on account — versare un acconto di 50 sterline

to pay sth. into — versare qcs. su [account]

2) (for regular work) pagare, retribuire [employee]

to pay low wages — retribuire male

all expenses paid — tutto spesato

3) econ. [account, bond] rendere, fruttare [interest]

to pay dividends — fig. dare buoni frutti

4) (give)

to pay attention, heed to — fare o prestare attenzione a

to pay a tribute to sb. — rendere o tributare omaggio a qcn.

to pay sb. a compliment — fare un complimento a qcn.

to pay sb. a visit — fare visita a qcn

5) (benefit)

it would pay him to do — fig. gli gioverebbe fare

it doesn't pay to do — non conviene fare

2.
verbo intransitivo (pass., p.pass. paid)
1) (hand over money) pagare

to pay for sth. — pagare per qcs. (anche fig.)

I'll make you pay for this! — fig. te la farò pagare! questa me la pagherai!

they're paying for him to go to college — gli pagano gli studi universitari

"pay on entry" — "pagamento all'ingresso"

you have to pay to get in — l'ingresso è a pagamento

"pay and display" — (in carpark) "esporre il voucher attestante il pagamento"

pay on demand — (on cheque) pagare a vista

2) (settle) pagare

to pay one's own way — coprire le proprie spese

3) (reward employee)

the work doesn't pay very well — il lavoro non è ben retribuito

4) (bring gain) [business] rendere, essere redditizio; [activity, quality] essere vantaggioso, essere utile

to pay handsomely — fruttare molto bene

to pay for itself — [business, purchase] ammortizzarsi

to make sth. pay — fare fruttare o rendere qcs

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there'll be hell — colloq. o

the devil to pay — succederà un putiferio, saranno guai grossi

to pay a visit — colloq. eufem. andare in quel posto, andare al gabinetto

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[pei] 1. past tense, past participle - paid; verb
1) (to give (money) to (someone) in exchange for goods, services etc: He paid $5 for the book.) pagare
2) (to return (money that is owed): It's time you paid your debts.) pagare
3) (to suffer punishment (for): You'll pay for that remark!) pagare
4) (to be useful or profitable (to): Crime doesn't pay.) pagare, rendere
5) (to give (attention, homage, respect etc): Pay attention!; to pay one's respects.) prestare, fare
2. noun
(money given or received for work etc; wages: How much pay do you get?) paga, salario, remunerazione
- payee
- payment
- pay-packet
- pay-roll
- pay back
- pay off
- pay up
- put paid to
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pay /peɪ/
A n. [u]
paga; retribuzione; compenso; salario; stipendio; (mil.) soldo, diaria: back pay, paga arretrata; arretrati; severance pay, indennità di licenziamento; liquidazione (corrisposta al dipendente licenziato senza sua colpa)
B a. attr.
salariale: pay pause, tregua salariale
● (med.) pay bed, letto a pagamento (in un ospedale) □ pay-book, libro paga □ pay ceiling, tetto salariale □ (in GB) pay cheque, assegno paga (dal 1960) □ pay claim, rivendicazione (o richiesta d'aumento) salariale □ pay day, giorno di paga; (Borsa, stor.) giorno di liquidazione (o dei compensi) □ pay differential, differenziale salariale □ (USA) pay dirt, terreno ricco di minerali; (fig.) miniera d'oro (fig.), attività rimunerativa □ (USA) pay envelope, busta paga □ pay freeze, congelamento (o blocco) dei salari □ (ind. min.) pay ore, minerale coltivabile □ pay package, pacchetto salariale □ (ingl.) pay packet, busta paga □ (TV) pay-per-view, pay-per-view (sistema a pagamento per singolo programma) □ (telef.) pay phone, telefono a monete metalliche (in Italia, anche: a gettoni) □ pay rise, aumento salariale □ pay settlement, accordo salariale □ pay sheet, libro paga □ (USA) pay station, cabina telefonica pubblica □ pay telephone = pay phone ► sopra □ (TV) pay television, pay-tv □ pay toilet, gabinetto a pagamento □ to be in the pay of, essere alle dipendenze (o al soldo) di NOTA D'USO: -salary, wage o pay?-.
♦ (to) pay (1) /peɪ/
(pass. e p. p. paid)
A v. t.
1 pagare; liquidare; saldare: to pay workmen [the tailor, one's creditors], pagare gli operai [il sarto, i creditori]; to pay a debt, pagare (o saldare) un debito; (trasp.) to pay toll, pagare il pedaggio NOTA D'USO: -pagare-
2 (di lavoro) remunerare; rendere; esser retribuito con: This job pays two hundred pounds a week, questo lavoro rende duecento sterline la settimana
3 (econ., fin.) fruttare; rendere: The investment paid 15% after tax, l'investimento ha reso il 15% al netto delle imposte
4 dare profitto (o giovare) a (q.): It won't pay you to refuse, rifiutare non ti gioverà
5 (form.) ripagare; ricompensare
B v. i.
1 pagare; fare un pagamento: to pay by cheque, pagare con un assegno; to pay by instalments, pagare a rate; DIALOGO-Paying for petrol- How would you like to pay?, come vuole pagare?; DIALOGO-Paying 2- Can I pay by credit card?, posso pagare con carta di credito?
2 fruttare; rendere; pagare; convenire; essere conveniente: Crime doesn't pay, il delitto non paga; It pays to be honest, conviene essere onesti
to pay attention, far attenzione; stare attento (a quel che si dice, ecc.) □ to pay sb. by the hour, pagare q. a ore □ to pay the debt of nature, pagare il debito alla natura (lett.); morire □ to pay a call on sb. to pay sb. by the hour, pagare q. a ore □ to pay the debt of nature, pagare il debito alla natura (lett.); morire □ to pay a call on sb. = to pay sb. a visit ► sotto □ to pay cash, pagare in contanti □ to pay a compliment, fare un complimento □ to pay one's court to, far la corte a □ (di una macchina, uno strumento, ecc.) to pay for itself, pagarsi (da solo: entro un certo tempo) □ to pay homage to sb., rendere omaggio a q.to pay in advance, pagare in anticipo □ (fig.) to pay sb. in his own coin, pagare (o ripagare) q. della stessa moneta; rendere pan per focaccia □ to pay on the nail, pagare a tamburo battente □ (banca) Pay self, pagate al mio ordine (o a me medesimo; abbr. M.M.) (scritto su un assegno) □ to pay through the nose, pagare un prezzo esorbitante □ to pay a tribute to sb., onorare q.; riconoscere il merito di q.to pay sb. a visit, far visita a q.to pay one's way, far fronte ai propri impegni, (d'investimento, impresa, ecc.) coprire le spese, rendere almeno quanto sono i costi d'esercizio □ (fig.) to pay the piper, pagare il conto; sostenere le spese; (anche) subire le conseguenze: (prov.) He who pays the piper calls the tune, colui che paga i suonatori sceglie la musica.
(to) pay (2) /peɪ/
v. t.
(naut.) impeciare; catramare; rincatramare.
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I 1. [peɪ]
nome paga f., stipendio m., retribuzione f.; (to manual worker) salario m.; (to soldier) soldo m.

back pay — arretrati sulla paga

extra pay — (paga) extra

to be in the pay of sb. — spreg. essere al soldo di qcn.

pay and allowances — retribuzione e indennità

2.
modificatore [agreement, claim, negotiations, deal] salariale; [rise, cut] di stipendio, salariale; [freeze, structure, policy] dei salari
II 1. [peɪ]
verbo transitivo (pass., p.pass. paid)
1) (for goods, services) pagare [tradesman, creditor, fee]; saldare, pagare [bill, debt]; versare [down payment] (on per)

to pay cash — pagare in contanti

to pay Ј 50 on account — versare un acconto di 50 sterline

to pay sth. into — versare qcs. su [account]

2) (for regular work) pagare, retribuire [employee]

to pay low wages — retribuire male

all expenses paid — tutto spesato

3) econ. [account, bond] rendere, fruttare [interest]

to pay dividends — fig. dare buoni frutti

4) (give)

to pay attention, heed to — fare o prestare attenzione a

to pay a tribute to sb. — rendere o tributare omaggio a qcn.

to pay sb. a compliment — fare un complimento a qcn.

to pay sb. a visit — fare visita a qcn

5) (benefit)

it would pay him to do — fig. gli gioverebbe fare

it doesn't pay to do — non conviene fare

2.
verbo intransitivo (pass., p.pass. paid)
1) (hand over money) pagare

to pay for sth. — pagare per qcs. (anche fig.)

I'll make you pay for this! — fig. te la farò pagare! questa me la pagherai!

they're paying for him to go to college — gli pagano gli studi universitari

"pay on entry" — "pagamento all'ingresso"

you have to pay to get in — l'ingresso è a pagamento

"pay and display" — (in carpark) "esporre il voucher attestante il pagamento"

pay on demand — (on cheque) pagare a vista

2) (settle) pagare

to pay one's own way — coprire le proprie spese

3) (reward employee)

the work doesn't pay very well — il lavoro non è ben retribuito

4) (bring gain) [business] rendere, essere redditizio; [activity, quality] essere vantaggioso, essere utile

to pay handsomely — fruttare molto bene

to pay for itself — [business, purchase] ammortizzarsi

to make sth. pay — fare fruttare o rendere qcs

••

there'll be hell — colloq. o

the devil to pay — succederà un putiferio, saranno guai grossi

to pay a visit — colloq. eufem. andare in quel posto, andare al gabinetto


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