BE IN DEBT &c. adj.; owe; incur -, contract- a debt &c. n.; run up -a bill, - a score, - an account; go on tick [colloq.]; borrow [See Borrowing]; run -, get- into debt; be over head and ears in debt; be in difficulties; outrun the constable.
ANSWER FOR, go bail for; back ones note.
LIABLE, chargeable, answerable for.
INDEBTED, in debt, in embarrassed circumstances, in difficulties; encumbered or incumbered, involved; involved -, plunged -, deep -, over head and ears- in debt; deeply involved; fast tied up; insolvent (not paying) [See Nonpayment]; minus [colloq.], out of pocket.
UNPAID; unrequited, unrewarded; owing, due, in arrear, outstanding.
Æs alienum debitorem leve gravius inimicum facit.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.Hamlet
He that has no credit owes no debts!Middleton
Knowing how the debt grows, I will pay it.Comedy of Errors