Definitions for owe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. owe(verb)

    be obliged to pay or repay

  2. owe(verb)

    be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense

    "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"

  3. owe(verb)

    be in debt

    "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser"


  1. owe(Verb)

    To be under an obligation to give something back to someone or to perform some action for someone.

  2. owe(Verb)

    To have debt, to be in debt.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2851

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'owe' in Verbs Frequency: #499

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