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pay·off

 (pā′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. The return on an investment.
2. The discharge of a debt or obligation.
3. The benefit gained as the result of a previous action.
4. The climax of a narrative or sequence of events.
5. An amount paid to a plaintiff to settle a lawsuit out of court.
6. A bribe.

pay•off

(ˈpeɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n.
1. the payment of a salary, debt, wager, etc.
2. the time at which such payment is made.
3. Informal. the outcome of a series of events or circumstances; climax.
4. a settlement or reckoning, as in retribution or reward.
5. Informal. bribe.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.payoff - the final payment of a debtpayoff - the final payment of a debt    
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
2.payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgmentpayoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
payment - a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
hush money - a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
kickback - a commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction
payola - a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record
soap - money offered as a bribe
3.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
economic rent, rent - the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
payback - financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
4.payoff - a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoingpayoff - a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
aftermath, consequence - the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

payoff

noun
1. bribe, incentive, cut (informal), payment, sweetener (informal), bung (Brit. informal), inducement, kick-back (informal), backhander (informal), hush money (informal) payoffs from drugs exporters
2. settlement, payment, reward, payout, recompense a $1m divorce payoff
3. (Informal) outcome, result, consequence, conclusion, climax, finale, culmination, the crunch (informal), upshot, moment of truth, clincher (informal), punch line The payoff of the novel is patently predictable.

payoff

noun
1. Informal. The highest point or state:
Medicine: fastigium.
2. Informal. Money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior:
Slang: boodle.
Translations

payoff

[ˈpeɪɒf] N
1. (= payment) → pago m; [of debt] → liquidación f (total)
2. (= reward) → recompensa f, beneficios mpl
3. (= vengeance) → ajuste m de cuentas, castigo m
4. (= bribe) → soborno m, coima f (Andes, S. Cone), mordida f (CAm, Mex)
5. (= final outcome, climax) → momento m decisivo, desenlace m

payoff

pay-off [ˈpeɪɒf] n
(= benefit) → avantage m
the payoff from sth → l'avantage de qch
(to potential trouble-maker)pot-de-vin m
(to employee)grosse prime f de départpay offer naugmentation f proposée

payoff

[ˈpeɪˌɒf] n (fam) (payment) → saldo; (reward) → ricompensa; (retribution) → resa dei conti; (of joke) → finale m
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