UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈəʊɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈoʊɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respellinging)

From the verb owe: (⇒ conjugate)
owing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. was cancelled owing to [illness, bad weather, technical problems]
  2. owing to [a mistake, an oversight, an error]
  1. an owing [debt, payment, amount] (of)
  2. [pay, pay off, settle] the owing amount
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. owe [money, a debt, interest, late fees] (to)
  2. owe back [rent, taxes, bills]
  3. owes [$1000] in [rent]
  4. owes (them) [over, more than] [$1000]
  5. how much do you owe (her)?
  6. pay back [the money, what, the $1000] you owe
  7. still owe [for, on] my [house, car]
  8. owe the [state, government, court, plaintiff]
  9. owe [compensation, restitution]
  10. [might be, are you] owed [compensation]
  11. (will) owe the difference
  12. I owe you a favor
  13. owe you [everything, nothing, my life]
  14. owe (you) a debt of gratitude
  15. owe (him) an explanation
  16. owe my [success, failure, fame, achievement] to
  17. [its success, science] owes more to
  18. you owe it to [yourself, him, your mother] (to)
  19. [pay, charge you] interest on what you owe
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