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prepay

[ pree-pey ]
/ priˈpeɪ /
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verb (used with object), pre·paid, pre·pay·ing.

to pay or arrange to pay beforehand or before due: to prepay the loan.

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Origin of prepay

First recorded in 1830–40; pre- + pay1

OTHER WORDS FROM prepay

pre·pay·a·ble, adjectivepre·pay·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prepay

prepay
/ (priːˈpeɪ) /

verb -pays, -paying or -paid

(tr) to pay for in advance

Derived forms of prepay

prepayable, adjectiveprepayment, noun
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