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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2016:

Principales traductions
EnglishFrench
owe [sb] [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be in debt to [sb](de l'argent)devoir [qch] à [qqn] vtr + prép
 Having arranged a loan to buy my house, I owe my bank a lot of money.
 Ayant pris un crédit immobilier, je dois beaucoup d'argent à ma banque.
owe [sth],
owe [sth] to [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(be in debt: by amount)devoir [qch][qqn]) vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".
 I've paid back most of the money but I still owe fifty euros.
 J'ai presque remboursé tout l'argent mais je dois encore cinquante euros.
owe [sth] to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (have: thanks to [sb](dette morale)devoir [qch] à [qqn] vtr + prép
 He owed his life to the medical skills of his surgeon.
 Il doit sa vie à l'habileté du chirurgien qui l'a opéré.
owe [sth] to [sb] vtr + prep (be in debt to [sb])devoir [qch] à [qqn] vtr + prép
 I owe a fortune to my creditors.
 Je dois une fortune à mes créanciers.
owe [sb] [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (need to give) (excuses)devoir [qch] à [qqn] vtr + prép
 I owe you an apology.
 Je te dois des excuses.
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WordReference English-French Dictionary © 2016:

Formes composées
EnglishFrench
owe [sb] an apology v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (need to say sorry)devoir des excuses à [qqn] loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à"
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