HyperDic: payoff

English > 4 senses of the word payoff:
NOUNpossessionpayoff, final paymentthe final payment of a debt
possessionpayoff, bribepayment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
possessionpayoff, return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yieldthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
eventpayoff, wages, rewarda recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
payoff > pronunciation
Soundspey'ao.f
Rhymesblastoff ... turnoff: 31 rhymes with aof...
English > payoff: 4 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningThe final payment of a debt.
Synonymfinal payment
BroaderpaymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Spanishfiniquito, liquidación, pago final, saldo
English > payoff: 4 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningPayment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment.
Synonymbribe
Narrowerhush moneyA bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
kickbackA commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction
payolaA bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record
soapmoney offered as a bribe
BroaderpaymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Spanishalfadía, bacalada, cohecho, coima, matraca, mordida, soborno
Catalansubornació, subornament, suborn
English > payoff: 4 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningThe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property.
Synonymsreturn, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield
Narrowereconomic rent, rentThe return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
paybackfinancial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
BroaderincomeThe financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
Spanishingresos, rédito, rendimiento
Catalanrèdits, rendiment
English > payoff: 4 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing.
Synonymswages, reward
Broaderconsequence, aftermathThe outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
Spanishpago, recompensa
Catalanrecompensa, retribució

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