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English noun: payoff

1. payoff (possession) the final payment of a debt


Synonymsfinal payment


Broader (hypernym)payment

2. payoff (possession) payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment


Synonymsbribe


Broader (hypernym)payment


Narrower (hyponym)hush money, kickback, payola, soap

3. payoff (possession) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property


SamplesThe average return was about 5%.


Synonymsissue, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield


Broader (hypernym)income


Narrower (hyponym)economic rent, payback, rent

4. payoff (event) a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing


SamplesThe wages of sin is death.
Virtue is its own reward.


Synonymsreward, wages


Broader (hypernym)aftermath, consequence









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