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English definition of “pay off”

pay off

verb uk phrasal verb with pay   /peɪ/ (paid, paid) us  
B2 If something you have done pays off, it is successful: All her hard work paid off in the end, and she finally passed the exam.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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