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Meaning of PAY OFF

Pronunciation:  peyof

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
  2. [v]  do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
  3. [v]  pay off, as of loans or promissory notes
  4. [v]  pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
  5. [v]  yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off"
  6. [v]  eliminate by paying off; as of debts
 Synonyms: buy off, compensate, fix, get, liquidate, make up, pay, pay back, redeem
 See Also: amortise, amortize, ante up, bear, bribe, buy, corrupt, fix, get, get back, get even, lift, pay back, pay off, pay up, settle, yield



Thesaurus Terms
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