Definition of with interest in English:

with interest


  • 1With interest charged or paid.

    ‘loans that must be paid back with interest’
    • ‘It's not rocket science; if you borrow money, you have to pay it back with interest.’
    • ‘The money will be repaid, with interest and royalties, if the A350 is a success.’
    • ‘It is believed that the loan that was made available through Austin was repaid with interest.’
    • ‘Now the loan will be repayable from the fourth year over a period of 22 years with interest.’
    • ‘A chastened Black has promised that the money will be paid back with interest, but that is hardly the point.’
    • ‘Someone lends you half a billion interest free and you then loan it on with interest.’
    • ‘They want equity from you and they also want to see you have the income to pay back the loan with interest.’
    1. 1.1 (of an action) reciprocated with more force or vigour than the original one.
      ‘she returned his look with interest’
      • ‘Any wayward kicking will be returned with interest by the English back three.’
      • ‘He has a huge serve and a nasty habit of returning with interest, but he is least at home on grass.’
      • ‘At fullback Barry Daniels returned the ball with interest on numerous storming gallops up field.’
      • ‘She kissed him and he stopped his protests, returning her advances with interest.’
      • ‘Every time Currie threw something at County it was returned with interest.’
      • ‘The re-start was returned to touch with interest by Binns and a scrum given.’