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 Pay (To).Pay off old Scores (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pay (To).
 
To requite, to punish.   1
   I’ll pay him out. I’ll be a match for him, I’ll punish him.   2
       
“They with a foxe-tale him soundly did paye.”
       
The King and Northerne Man (1640).
 


 Pay (To).Pay off old Scores (To). 

 
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