owe


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01. He [owes] his success in large part to the hard work of his employees.
02. We still [owe] about $20,000 on our house.
03. I'm sorry, I can't loan you any more money; you already [owe] me about 50 bucks.
04. I [owe] my life to my neighbor, who knocked on my door, and woke me up when a fire started in our kitchen.
05. So, what do I [owe] you for the work you've done so far?
06. Thanks for your help. I really [owe] you one.
07. We still [owe] almost $2,000 on our car.
08. There is a French proverb which states that he who [owes] nothing is rich.
09. In his speech after the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill said, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much [owed] by so many to so few."
10. Andrew William Mellon once remarked that a nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it [owes] itself money.
11. William Cowper once said that hunting is a sport that [owes] its pleasures to another's pain.
12. The last words of Francois Rabelais were, "I [owe] much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor."
13. The island of Jamaica [owes] its existence to earthquakes and volcanic activity.
14. Maltese food, like its history, [owes] much to various foreign cultures.
15. Most of Tajikstan's foreign debt is [owed] to Russia and Uzbekistan.
16. [Owing] to the stormy weather, we had to cancel our canoeing trip.
17. As a result of the cost of fighting the First World War, most of the allied countries [owed] large amounts of money to the United States.

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  • owe — W3S2 [əu US ou] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(something done/given)¦ 3 owe somebody an explanation/apology 4¦(help to achieve something)¦ 5¦(good effect)¦ 6 owe it to somebody to do something 7 owe it to yourself to do something 8 owe… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • owe — [ əu ] verb transitive *** 1. ) if you owe someone money, you have to give them a particular amount of money because you have bought something from them or borrowed money from them. Money that you owe is called a debt: Tell me how much I owe, and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • owe — [əʊ ǁ oʊ] verb [transitive] FINANCE to have not yet paid someone money you should pay them, or to have not yet paid back money you borrowed: • She owes taxes for the past three years. owe somebody something (for something) • He owes the company… …   Financial and business terms

  • Owe — ([=o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Owed} ([=o]d), ({Ought} ([add]t) obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Owing} ([=o] [i^]ng).] [OE. owen, awen, aghen, to have, own, have (to do), hence, owe, AS. [=a]gan to have; akin to G. eigen, a., own, Icel. eiga to have, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Owe — is a surname or given name, a spelling variation of Ove, and may refer to: Baard Owe (born 1936), Norwegian born actor Owe Hellberg (born 1953), Swedish Left Party politician Owe Jonsson (1940 1962), Swedish athlete Owe Wiktorin (born 1940),… …   Wikipedia

  • owe — I verb be beholden, be bound, be due, be in debt, be indebted, be liable, be obligated, be under obligation, contract a debt, debere, have a loan, have an obligation, incur a debt associated concepts: debt owed, debtor creditor laws, legally owed …   Law dictionary

  • owe — ► VERB 1) be required to pay (money or goods) to (someone) in return for something received. 2) be morally obliged to show (gratitude, respect, etc.) or to offer (an explanation) to (someone). 3) (owe something to) have something because of. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • owe — owe·nia; owe; …   English syllables

  • owe — [ō] vt. owed, owing [ME owen < OE agan, to own, possess, have, akin to Goth aigan, OHG eigan < IE base * ēik , to have as one s own, be capable (of) > Sans * īśē, (he) possesses] 1. to have an obligation to pay; be indebted to the amount …   English World dictionary

  • owe — (v.) O.E. agan (past tense ahte) to have, own, from P.Gmc. *aiganan to possess (Cf. O.Fris. aga, O.N. eiga, O.H.G. eigan, Goth. aigan to possess, have ), from PIE *aik to be master of, possess (Cf. Skt. ise he owns …   Etymology dictionary

  • owe — [v] have an obligation be beholden, be bound, be contracted, behind, be in arrears, be in debt, be indebted, be into one for, be obligated, be under obligation, feel bound, get on credit, have borrowed, incur, in hock*, lost, on the tab*, ought… …   New thesaurus