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payoff

pay·off

payoff

 
pronunciation:
peI awf [or] peI awf
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the full payment of a debt, salary, wager, or the like.
definition 2: a reward or punishment, or the act of giving or receiving it.
Winning a medal was the payoff for her hard work.
similar words:
reward, stake
definition 3: (informal) the most interesting or climactic part of a narrative, series of events, or the like.
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