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owe/ˈoʊ/verb
owesowedowing
owe
/ˈoʊ/
verb
owesowedowing
Learner's definition of OWE  
: to need to pay or repay money to a person, bank, business, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] 
: to need to do or give something to someone who has done something for you or given something to you
   b  — used to say that something should be done for or given to someone
[+ object]  — used to indicate the person or thing that made something possible — often + to

owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to someone

— see debt
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