owe someone one

informal feel indebted to someone for a favor done

thanks, I owe you one for this


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • I owe you one — spoken phrase used for thanking someone for something that they have done for you Thesaurus: ways of saying thank yousynonym Main entry: owe …   Useful english dictionary

  • I owe you one — spoken used for thanking someone for something that they have done for you …   English dictionary

  • owe — W3S2 [əu US ou] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(something done/given)¦ 3 owe somebody an explanation/apology 4¦(help to achieve something)¦ 5¦(good effect)¦ 6 owe it to somebody to do something 7 owe it to yourself to do something 8 owe… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • owe — [əʊ ǁ oʊ] verb [transitive] FINANCE to have not yet paid someone money you should pay them, or to have not yet paid back money you borrowed: • She owes taxes for the past three years. owe somebody something (for something) • He owes the company… …   Financial and business terms

  • owe — verb (T) 1 MONEY to have to pay someone for something that they have done for you or sold to you, or to have to give someone back money that they have lent you: owe sb sth: I owe my brother $50. | owe sb for sth: We still owe the garage for those …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • owe */*/*/ — UK [əʊ] / US [oʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms owe : present tense I/you/we/they owe he/she/it owes present participle owing past tense owed past participle owed 1) if you owe someone money, you have to give them a particular amount of money… …   English dictionary

  • owe — [ō] vt. owed, owing [ME owen < OE agan, to own, possess, have, akin to Goth aigan, OHG eigan < IE base * ēik , to have as one s own, be capable (of) > Sans * īśē, (he) possesses] 1. to have an obligation to pay; be indebted to the amount …   English World dictionary

  • owe — /oh/, v., owed, owing. v.t. 1. to be under obligation to pay or repay: to owe money to the bank; to owe the bank interest on a mortgage. 2. to be in debt to: He says he doesn t owe anybody. 3. to be indebted (to) as the cause or source of: to owe …   Universalium

  • owe — [[t]oʊ[/t]] v. owed, ow•ing 1) to be under obligation to pay or repay, or to render: I owe him a dollar. She owes me an apology[/ex] 2) to be in debt to 3) to be indebted or beholden for: to owe one s fame to good fortune[/ex] 4) to have or bear… …   From formal English to slang

  • owe one a spite — hold animosity, hold a grudge against someone …   English contemporary dictionary

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