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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of pay1.
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Related formsnon·paid, adjectiveself-paid, adjectiveun·paid, adjectivewell-paid, adjective
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Related Words for unpaid

outstanding, delinquent, overdue, due, gratuitous, honorary, volunteer, contributed, unindemnified, unrewarded, mature, owing, payable, unsettled, unliquidated

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British Dictionary definitions for unpaid


  1. (of a bill, debt, etc) not yet paid
  2. working without pay
  3. having wages outstanding
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  1. the past tense and past participle of pay 1
  2. put paid to mainly British and NZ to end or destroybreaking his leg put paid to his hopes of running in the Olympics
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Word Origin and History for unpaid


late 14c., in reference to persons, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of pay (v.). Of debts, attested from late 15c.

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Idioms and Phrases with unpaid


see under pay.

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