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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 owe it to ourselves as well to go down there and try to do better.
You owe it to yourself to get on - and then you'll owe it to your bookie.
They owe it to the fans, they owe it to the kids who dream of someday growing up to be major leaguers like them and they owe it to the game.