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pay off

Definitions of pay off
  1. verb
    eliminate by paying off (debts)
    synonyms: liquidate
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    types:
    lift
    pay off (a mortgage)
    amortise, amortize
    liquidate gradually
    type of:
    ante up, pay, pay up
    cancel or discharge a debt
  2. verb
    pay off (loans or promissory notes)
    synonyms: redeem
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    type of:
    pay
    give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  3. verb
    yield a profit or result
    “His efforts finally paid off
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    type of:
    bear, pay, yield
    bring in
  4. verb
    pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
    synonyms: buy off
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    type of:
    bribe, buy, corrupt, grease one's palms
    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
  5. verb
    do or give something to somebody in return
    synonyms: compensate, make up, pay
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    type of:
    settle
    dispose of; make a financial settlement
  6. verb
    take vengeance on or get even
    synonyms: fix, get, pay back
    pay
    make a compensation for
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    type of:
    get back, get even
    take revenge or even out a score
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