In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(distribute)(compensation/prize money/dividend) pagar
1.2informal (spend)desembolsaraflojar informalI had to pay out a lot of money to fly to Europe — me gasté un dineral en el vuelo a Europa
2(release gradually)(cable/rope) ir soltando
3.1(insurance company) (una indemnización etc) pagar
3.2informal (spend)to pay out (for/on sth) — gastar (en algo)
- I'm tired of paying out for his clothes/on car repairs — estoy harta de tener que gastar en comprarle ropa/en arreglar el coche
3.3(in gambling)(bookmaker/slot machine) pagar British
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