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underpayverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈpeɪ/  us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈpeɪ/ (underpaid, underpaid)
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underpayverb

uk   /ˌʌndəˈpeɪ/  us   /-dɚ-/ (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 ​prevailingwagelaw. 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 ​smallerpayments than originally ​agreed when ​paying back a ​loan: Some ​customers want ​fullflexibility - the ​ability to ​overpay, underpay, or take ​paymentholidays.
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