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Phrasal Verbs

owe to (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb owe to (1)

Meaning

If you owe something to someone, you feel that you only have it because of the person's help or support.

For example

  • owe sth to sb/sth The band said they owed their success to their producer and manager.

  • owe sth to sb/sth In his acceptance speech, Tiger said he owed everything to his parents.

Quick Quiz

The team's coach said they owed their victory to the club's owners. Without their support, they

a. would have won

b. wouldn't have won

c. wouldn't have failed

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