Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pay_off

4 senses of payoff

Sense 1
payoff, final payment -- (the final payment of a debt)
       => payment -- (a sum of money paid or a claim discharged)

Sense 2
bribe, payoff -- (payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment)
       => payment -- (a sum of money paid or a claim discharged)

Sense 3
return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff -- (the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%")
       => income -- (the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time)

Sense 4
wages, reward, payoff -- (a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward")
       => consequence, aftermath -- (the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pay_off

6 senses of pay off

Sense 1
pay off -- (yield a profit or result; "His efforts finally paid off")
       => yield, pay, bear -- (bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?")

Sense 2
liquidate, pay off -- (eliminate by paying off (debts))
       => pay up, ante up, pay -- (cancel or discharge a debt; "pay up, please!")

Sense 3
redeem, pay off -- (pay off (loans or promissory notes))
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 4
pay, pay off, make up, compensate -- (do or give something to somebody in return; "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?")
       => settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)

Sense 5
buy off, pay off -- (pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor)
       => bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms -- (make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought")

Sense 6
pay back, pay off, get, fix -- (take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him")
       => get even, get back -- (take revenge or even out a score; "I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even")

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