II.1 The 'pay' group
These verbs are concerned with financial transactions such as buying, selling, or earning a living.
He is charging a hefty £39.95 plus VAT, more than double the going rate.
Sophisticated locals patronise the well-established jewellers, who quote fair prices; when pressed they knock off 10 per cent.
We must make sure we don't pay more than we need to.
I only pull in £25,000 a year before taxes as a social worker, which is like nothing to live on.
The phrasal verb knock off also has the pattern V amount P.
They should knock £2,000 off.
The verb cost always has an inanimate Subject, and the verb pay often does.
ask average charge cost earn get make offer pay take cough up fork out knock off live on pull in take in
Things are expensive: a jar of black caviar costs 1,700 roubles.
The job now pays £135,000 a year.