• synonyms

pay a call

Also, pay a visit; pay one's respects. Make a short visit, especially as a formal courtesy or for business reasons. For example, Bill asked her to pay a call to his ex-mother-in-law, or Each salesman was told to pay a visit to every new doctor in town, or We went to the wake to pay our respects. Also see call on, def. 2.


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frequent, play, hit, inspect, see, tour, call, talk, reside, converse, crash, tarry, sojourn, chat, dwell, meet, visit

Nearby words

paxos, paxton, paxton, sir joseph, paxwax, pay, pay a call, pay a compliment, pay a visit, pay as you go, pay attention, pay back
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