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Overview of noun pay_off

The noun payoff has 4 senses

  • payoff, final payment -- (the final payment of a debt)

  • bribe, payoff -- (payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment)

  • return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff -- (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%")

  • wages, reward, payoff -- (a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward")

Overview of verb pay_off

The verb pay off has 6 senses

  • pay off -- (yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off")

  • liquidate, pay off -- (eliminate by paying off (debts))

  • redeem, pay off -- (pay off (loans or promissory notes))

  • pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")

  • buy off, pay off -- (pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor)

  • pay back, pay off, get, fix -- (take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him")