Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “underpay”

underpay

verb
 
 
/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 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
(Definition of underpay from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of underpay?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “underpay” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More