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English definition of “underpay”
/-dɚ-/ verb (underpaid)
› [T] to pay someone too little money for the work they do: The company was found to have underpaid workers in violation of the state's prevailing wage law. They were underpaid millions of dollars.
› [T] to pay less than is necessary or less than the value of something: The company has been hit with a bill for underpaying tax.
› [I or T] BANKING, FINANCE to make smaller payments than originally agreed when paying back a loan: Some customers want full flexibility - the ability to overpay, underpay, or take payment holidays. → Compare overpay