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underpay

[ uhn-der-pey ]
/ 藢蕦n d蓹r藞pe瑟 /
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verb (used with object), un路der路paid, un路der路pay路ing.
to pay less than is deserved or usual.
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Origin of underpay

First recorded in 1840鈥50; under- + pay1

OTHER WORDS FROM underpay

un路der路pay路ment [uhn-der-pey-muhnt, uhn-der-pey-], /藢蕦n d蓹r藞pe瑟 m蓹nt, 藞蕦n d蓹r藢pe瑟-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underpay

underpay
/ (藢蕦nd蓹藞pe瑟) /

verb -pays, -paying or -paid
to pay (someone) insufficiently

Derived forms of underpay

underpayment, noun
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