pay into

phrasal verb

paid into; paying into; pays into
chiefly US
: to put money into (a fund or account)
Each month she pays into an account that can be used for medical expenses.

Examples of pay into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Federal prosecutors alleged parents paid into a scheme that granted their children access to top colleges in the country, often by adding a child’s name to the roster of elite sports programs despite never having played the sport. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024 Premiums paid into the multiemployer fund are lower, and so are the benefit guarantees. Mark Miller, New York Times, 22 Mar. 2024 People who get pensions from jobs that didn’t pay into Social Security may be subject to two provisions, the windfall elimination provision and the government pension offset. Liz Weston Of Nerdwallet, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Jan. 2024 Under the law, Verge was required to compensate the city for the loss of affordable housing by either building replacement units or paying into a fund for housing construction. Robin Urevich, ProPublica, 10 July 2023 If the final number of class members exceeds that total by 5% or more, then the amount paid into the fund will increase by the same percentage. Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Last October, a report found that some 1.1 million married women were limiting their work hours to avoid reaching the level (about $8,900 annually) at which employees pay into public pension and insurance programs. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Mar. 2024 Incidentally, many people advocate that one of the best ways to aid the country since its devastating earthquake in 2023 is to pay into its tourist economy and visit. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 If Americans are forced to pay into social security, then the federal government must fully honor its obligation to pay out social security as promised. Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024

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“Pay into.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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