Translation of "pay sb off" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pay sb off

phrasal verb with pay uk /peɪ/ us /peɪ/ verb paid, paid

If your employer pays you off, they pay you for the last time and then end your job, because you are not needed or there is not enough money to pay you in the future.


informal to give someone money so that they will not do or say something, or so that they will go away

There were rumours that key witnesses had been paid off to keep quiet. 谣传说关键证人都被收买,不肯出面作证。

(Translation of “pay sb off” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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