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owe

owe

 
 
pronunciation:
o
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: owed, owes, owing
definition 1: to be in debt to or be obligated to repay.
I owe her for many favors.I owe ten dollars to my sister.
definition 2: to have (a feeling) toward someone.
I owe you an insult.I owe much to my father.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be in debt.
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Homophone Note
The words owe and oh sound alike but have different meanings.