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underpay

verb [T] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈpeɪ/  us   /-dɚ-/ (underpaid, underpaid)
to pay someone too little for the work they do
underpaid
adjective uk   us   /-ˈpeɪd/
C1 They're ridiculously underpaid, especially as the work is so dangerous.
Translations of “underpay”
in Vietnamese trả lương thấp…
in Spanish pagar mal…
in Thai จ่ายค่าจ้างให้น้อยเกินไป…
in Malaysian membayar gaji yg kurang kpd…
in French sous-payer…
in German unterbezahlen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…的報酬過低…
in Indonesian membayar terlalu sedikit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…的报酬过低…
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