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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


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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