pay off

verb

Definition of pay off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to pay (a debt or a creditor) in fullb :  to give all due wages to; especially :  to pay in full and discharge (an employee)c :  bribe

  3. 2 :  to inflict retribution on

  4. 3 :  to allow (a thread or rope) to run off a spool or drum

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to yield returns

Examples of pay off in a Sentence

  1. I finally paid off the loan.

  2. she paid off the security guard so that she could steal whatever she liked

First Known Use of pay off

1607


Law Dictionary

pay off

transitive verb

Legal Definition of pay off

  1. 1 :  to pay (a debt or credit) in full the loan was paid off

  2. 2 :  bribe



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