past and past participle of pay1
- 1(Of work or leave) for or during which one receives pay: five weeks paid holiday a yearMore example sentences
- When a child is ill it should be accepted that fathers will need paid leave to help care for the child.
- Please can you suggest some form of genuine paid work at home that my husband or I could do?
- The Essex study shows women spend less time on household chores but do more paid work.
- 1.1 [attributive] (Of a person in a specified occupation) in receipt of pay: a paid informerMore example sentences
- It was also rumoured that he was the second highest paid artist in the world next to Picasso.
- It is run by a small team of paid staff and a large number of volunteers from all over the world.
- They appear to be of much more value to the area and its people than the paid officials.
put paid to
- • informal Stop abruptly; destroy: Denmark’s victory put paid to our hopes of qualifyingMore example sentences
forestall, thwart, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of; scotch, derail, foil, smash, dash; stop, check, block, prevent, defeat, impede, obstruct, snooker, oppose, hinder, hamperBritish • informal scupper, put the mockers on, nobble
- But three tries in the space of five minutes just before half-time put paid to any chance of victory.
- Play was due to resume again at 6pm but a squall put paid to that.
- The floods that threatened to deluge the centre of York yesterday put paid to virtually all weekend river match action.
More definitions of paidDefinition of paid in:
- The US English dictionary