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owing

[ oh-ing ]
/ ˈoʊ ɪŋ /
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adjective
owed, unpaid, or due for payment: to pay what is owing.
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Idioms about owing

    owing to, because of; as a result of: Owing to a mistake in the payroll department, some of us were issued incorrect checks.

Origin of owing

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at owe, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM owing

un·ow·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for owing

owing
/ (ˈəʊɪŋ) /

adjective
(postpositive) owed; due
owing to (preposition) because of or on account of
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