1. III
owe smth. owe money (a large sum, five weeks' rent, etc.) быть должным /задолжать/ деньги и т.д.; how much do I owe you?' сколько я вам должен?
2. V
owe smb. smth.
1) I owe you money (ten pounds, five weeks' rent, etc.) я вам должен деньги и т.д.; now I don't owe you anything теперь я вам ничего не должен /с вами полностью расплатился/; I paid him what I owed him я отдал ему то, что был должен, я расплатился /рассчитался/ с ним
2) owe him one's life (one's success, one's education, etc.) быть обязанным сну своей жизнью и т.д.
3. XXI1
1) owe smth. to smb., smth. owe money to one's neighbours (the book to the library, etc.) быть должным [деньги] соседу и т.д.; owe smb . for smth. owe smb. for his services (for the delivery, for ad overcoat, etc.) быть должным кому-л. за его услуги и т.д; you owe me two roubles for the tickets вы должны мне /с вас/ два рубля за билеты; how much do I owe you for this? сколько с меня причитается за это?
2) owe smth. to smb., smth. owe one's life to him (one's safety to one's friends, this ability to one's mother, one's health to smb.'s care, one's position to smb.'s recommendation, one's success to hard work, etc.) быть обязанным ему своей жизнью и т.д.; I owe it to him that I am still alive (that I got an education, that my book was published, etc.) тем, что я еще жив и т.д., я обязан ему; he owes his success to good luck своим успехом он обязан счастливому случаю; I owe a debt of gratitude to my teachers я очень благодарен своим учителям; we owe to Newton the principle of gravity открытием закона всемирного тяготения мы обязаны Ньютону

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Owe — is a surname or given name, a spelling variation of Ove, and may refer to: Baard Owe (born 1936), Norwegian born actor Owe Hellberg (born 1953), Swedish Left Party politician Owe Jonsson (1940 1962), Swedish athlete Owe Wiktorin (born 1940),… …   Wikipedia

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  • owe — (v.) O.E. agan (past tense ahte) to have, own, from P.Gmc. *aiganan to possess (Cf. O.Fris. aga, O.N. eiga, O.H.G. eigan, Goth. aigan to possess, have ), from PIE *aik to be master of, possess (Cf. Skt. ise he owns …   Etymology dictionary

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