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English definition of “pay off”

pay off

(HAVE SUCCESS) phrasal verb with pay    /peɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle paid  /peɪd/)
to result in success: I hope all this work pays off.
(Definition of pay off (HAVE SUCCESS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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