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English verb: pay off

1. pay off (possession) yield a profit or result


SamplesHis efforts finally paid off.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)bear, pay, yield

2. pay off (possession) eliminate by paying off (debts)


Synonymsliquidate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ante up, pay, pay up


Narrower (hyponym)amortise, amortize, lift

3. pay off (possession) pay off (loans or promissory notes)


Synonymsredeem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pay

4. pay off (possession) do or give something to somebody in return


SamplesDoes she pay you for the work you are doing?.


Synonymscompensate, make up, pay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)settle

5. pay off (possession) pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor


Synonymsbuy off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bribe, buy, corrupt, grease one's palms


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

6. pay off (competition) take vengeance on or get even


SamplesWe'll get them!.
That'll fix him good!.
This time I got him.


Synonymsfix, get, pay back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)get back, get even


Verb grouppay









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