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pay off someone

phrasal verb with pay  us   /peɪ/ verb (past tense and past participle paid  /peɪd/ )

pay off someone (MONEY FOR HELP)

to give someone ​money, often ​illegally, after the ​person has done something ​dishonest to ​help you: He paid off the ​inspectors with ​bribes of $500.
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