HyperDic: pay_off

English > 6 senses of the expression pay off:
VERBpossessionpay offyield a profit or result
possessionpay off, liquidateeliminate by paying off (debts)
possessionpay off, redeempay off (loans or promissory notes)
possessionpay off, pay, make up, compensatedo or give something to somebody in return
possessionpay off, buy offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
competitionpay off, pay back, get, fixtake vengeance on or get even
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningYield a profit or result.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderyield, pay, bearbring in
Spanishcompensar, recompensar
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningEliminate by paying off (debts) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymliquidate
Narroweramortize, amortiseliquidate gradually
liftpay off (a mortgage)
Broaderpay up, ante up, paycancel or discharge a debt
See alsopaygive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishextinguir, liquidar, saldar
Catalanliquidar
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningpay off (loans or promissory notes) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymredeem
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
See alsopaygive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishliquidar
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningDo or give something to somebody in return.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspay, make up, compensate
Broadersettledispose of
Spanishcompensar, indemnizar, recompensar
Catalancompensar, indemnitzar
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymbuy off
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderbribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palmsmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
See alsopaygive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishliquidar, pagar, saldar
Catalanliquidar, pagar, saldar
English > pay off: 6 senses > verb 6, competition
MeaningTake vengeance on or get even.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymspay back, get, fix
Broaderget even, get backTake revenge or even out a score
See alsopaydo or give something to somebody in return
Similar topaymake a compensation for
Spanishcoger, desquitarse, pagar, pillar

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