pay dearly

Definition of pay dearly

  1. :  to suffer a lot as a result of something one has done She paid dearly for her mistakes.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

    :  to engage for money :  hire

    :  to give in return for goods or service

  1. :  something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage :  remuneration

    :  the act or fact of paying or being paid

    :  the status of being paid by an employer :  employ

  1. :  containing or leading to something precious or valuable

    :  equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

    :  requiring payment

  1. :  to coat with a waterproof composition

dearly
  1. :  with affection :  fondly

    :  heartily, earnestly

    :  at a high rate or price


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