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owe

v. to have a legal duty to pay funds to another. However, to owe does not make the amount "payable" if the date for payment has not yet arrived. (See: debt, due, payable)

owe

verb be beholden, be bound, be due, be in debt, be indebted, be liable, be obligated, be under obligation, contract a debt, debere, have a loan, have an obligation, incur a debt
Associated concepts: debt owed, debtor-creditor laws, legally owed, taxes owed
See also: overdraw
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We haven't had a win there for a while, so we owe one to the fans really.
I owe one apology only, and that is to the devil, for lacking the ability to be more severe in my criticism of all organized religion.
We owe one to the Stanford Cardinal, and I know our team's going to come out this week, prepare hard and be ready to go.
While courts agree shareholders of a closely held corporation owe one another special fiduciary duties under special circumstances, they differ about when and to whom.
Also, clubs will not be able to owe one another money and failure to pay their players and non-playing staff - a common occurrence nowadays - will also result in exclusion from European club competitions.
AT THE outset, I must confess I owe one to Rakhi Sawant.
ROGUE foreign drivers with luxury supercars owe one council an amazing pounds 4.
Once we do, we'll start nailing a few sides, as there's one or two teams we owe one to and I can't wait.
Generally, a husband and wife owe one another duties of mutual respect, fidelity and support.
It is to her, perhaps, that we owe one the book's major contributions: its emphasis on organization of the entertainment process.
Here, Gostin quotes a central theme of Michael Walzer's logic of justice and equality: "Membership is important because of what the members of a political community owe one another .
I definitely feel like I owe one to the team,'' Richard said.