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prepay

[pree-pey] /priˈpeɪ/
verb (used with object), prepaid, prepaying.
1.
to pay or arrange to pay beforehand or before due:
to prepay the loan.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; pre- + pay1
Related forms
prepayable, adjective
prepayment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-pay

prepay

/priːˈpeɪ/
verb -pays, -paying, -paid
1.
(transitive) to pay for in advance
Derived Forms
prepayable, adjective
prepayment, noun
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Word Origin and History for pre-pay

prepay

v.

also pre-pay, 1839, originally of postage, from pre- + pay (v.). Related: Prepaid; prepayment.

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