an act or instance of paying, expending, or disbursing.
money paid, expended, or disbursed, as a dividend or winning: He went to the betting window to collect his payout.
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How to use payout in a sentence
To calculate the typical officer’s payout, we assumed an officer would work a 20-year career with 8-hour work days, adding up to 2,080 hours in a year, which is the method used to calculate the hourly rate in most of the contracts.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts | by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
The Press and ProPublica also found that unions and towns have a loophole that gets around the limit the state Legislature put on the payouts.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts | by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
After doing your math, choose the option that will give you better payouts.Five tips to maximize profits as an affiliate marketer | Ricky Wang | February 4, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
ProPublica examined dozens of the biggest payouts in cases where civilians had also filed complaints with the city agency that reviews alleged police abuse.New York City Paid an NBA Star Millions After an NYPD Officer Broke His Leg. The Officer Paid Little Price. | by Mike Hayes for ProPublica | January 12, 2021 | ProPublica
That between the stock market’s crumbling and many insurers presumably being responsible for a lot of payouts because of the pandemic.Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t. (Ep. 437) | Stephen J. Dubner | October 29, 2020 | Freakonomics
And the payout could be well more than the original $100,000 to $250,000 price tag for Olenicoff.Real Estate Mogul Igor Olenicoff Busted for Art Forgery | Justin Jones | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the Jackson family, it meant no multibillion-dollar wrongful-death payout.Sorry, Mrs. Jackson: How the King of Pop’s Mother Lost Her Billion-Dollar Lawsuit | Diane Dimond | October 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But was his pursuit of happiness worth the payout (and the fallout)?'Breaking Bad's' Series Finale Cements Its Status As One of the All-Time Greats | Andrew Romano | September 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This information is then processed in the machine to give the user a price quote, and then the payout in cash.ecoATM offers consumers a new way to sell used cell phones and electronic devices | Sarah Langs | September 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“SNAP has no credibility whatsoever,” Dolan said last summer when allegations of the payout first surfaced.
British Dictionary definitions for pay out
to distribute (money); disburse
(tr) to release (a rope) gradually, hand over hand
(tr) to retaliate against
a sum of money paid out
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Other Idioms and Phrases with payout
Distribute money, disburse, as in He paid out the full amount. [Mid-1800s]
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