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"underpay" in British English

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underpayverb [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 given that the ​work is so ​dangerous.
(Definition of underpay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underpay" in Business English

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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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(Definition of underpay from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underpay”
in Spanish pagar mal…
in Vietnamese trả lương thấp…
in Malaysian membayar gaji yg kurang kpd…
in Thai จ่ายค่าจ้างให้น้อยเกินไป…
in French sous-payer…
in German unterbezahlen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给…的报酬过低…
in Indonesian membayar terlalu sedikit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 給…的報酬過低…
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