2012년 1월 30일 월요일

Dic: pay(-)off


▷payoff:

7) the final settlement, esp in retributionthe payoff came when the gang besieged the squealer's house
8) informal. the climax, consequence, or outcome of events, a story, etc., esp when unexpected or improbable
9) the final payment of a debt, salary, etc
10) the time of such a payment
11) informal. a bribe

▷ payoff (also pay-off)

1 [N-COUNT] oft N from n △The payoff from an action is the advantage or benefit that you get from it.

  • If such materials became generally available to the optics industry the payoffs from such a breakthrough would be enormous...
2 [N-COUNT] oft N from n △A payoff 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 payoffs from drugs exporters.
3 [N-COUNT] △A payoff 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 payoff from the loss-making oil company.
..... Collins, Cobuild


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