быть должным; быть в долгу; причитаться; быть обязанным кому-л.
- The most important duty that I owe you, the reader, is that I be absolutely honest and candid, and therefore, although I have no doubt that the growers will not like me for saying so, I suggest that unless you aspire to the show bench, or base your gardening on taking chances, you should not heed the blandishments but look instead for the shortcomings.
- "You owe me nothing, Mikhail.
- We owe it to the city to maintain
- That's what I owe to him.
- When he came and sat down I said, "You owe me.
- "I owe five pounds an' some interest if yer must know," Mum shouted.
- They are perhaps owe something to the tabloid newspapers and colour supplements, as these have emerged in the post-war years, with their high illustrative content and minimal text.
- "Hookers owe it to themselves and their loved ones to refuse to play if crouch-touch pause-engage isn't being enforced", he said.
- This attitude, especially in "Sophia's" case, may owe something to class-distinction, that is, a duke beating a duchess with a neck of mutton might prove less illustrative than a journeyman tailor doing such a thing to his wife.
- These results owe less to diversification of any kind than to capital gains in the market for corporate control.
- Nevertheless, he does report many developments in the American social scene, which obviously owe a great deal to the careful monitoring of many local newspapers.
- "I owe you one."
- The UN's predictions of famine owe more to art than science.