- to pay less than is deserved or usual.
Origin of underpay
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Examples from the Web for underpay
If you underpay the government, on the other hand, they charge you not only interest, but also penalties.Happy Tax Day. Now Stop Making Interest-Free Loans to the U.S. Government.
April 14, 2013
Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook did not conspire to undermine American labor and underpay Chinese workers.Latest Record Results Show Apple a Bigger Global Power Than Most Nations
April 25, 2012
We snub them and underpay them, we refuse them the rank due to them, and lead them a generally happy life!Punch Among the Planets
They may be forced by the competitive system, as many contend, to underpay their workmen.Consumers and Wage-Earners
J. Elliot Ross
It's bad business to overwork and underpay your hands into a state of chronic insurrection.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man
Marie Conway Oemler
Full of fine words and charitable speeches in favor of the poor; but apt to oppress, overwork, and underpay them.
The latter may underpay his servants, keep them at work all day, or take every advantage of them in every possible way.Here and There in London
J. Ewing Ritchie
- to pay (someone) insufficiently
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