Meaning of PAYOFF in English

PAYOFF

also pay-off

(~s)

1.

The ~ from an action is the advantage or benefit that you get from it.

If such materials became generally available to the optics industry the ~s from such a breakthrough would be enormous...

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2.

A ~ is a payment which is made to someone, often secretly or illegally, so that they will not cause trouble.

Soldiers in both countries supplement their incomes with ~s from drugs exporters.

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3.

A ~ is a large payment made to someone by their employer when the person has been forced to leave their job.

The ousted chairman received a ?1.5 million ~ from the loss-making oil company.

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