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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; Payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment;

Usage examples (36)
  • Take risks to see more and know more — the payoff is your own freedom.
  • After several lines of this, the payoff is the following pearl of wisdom:
  • It was necessary to continue the program and now it appears, the payoff is at hand.
  • The developers don't care: their payoff is the upcoming hight/density zoning restrictions that will be lifted in SLU and Northgate. for more
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