Definition of underpay in English:


Syllabification: un·der·pay
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈpā

verb (past and past participle underpaid)

[with object]
  • 1Pay too little to (someone).
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    • And as I pointed out in an earlier column, if they read the details of the lengthy contract, they might have thought she was underpaid by the company.
    • We are there to support the teacher in the classroom and to assist in many other ways and, yes, we are underpaid.
    • ‘We don't need an inquiry to know that we are underpaid and undervalued,’ says Ken, the local union chairman.
  • 1.1Pay less than is due for (something): (as adjective underpaid) late or underpaid tax
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    • None of these men has ever been accused of underpaying their taxes by the same Revenue.
    • If we, as tax professionals, fail to alert clients to errors, they may underpay their taxes and lose an opportunity to correct such mistakes without penalties.
    • The charge for this service is normally fairly low so it is a worthwhile investment to ensure that your affairs are kept in order and you don't overpay or underpay your taxes.



Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈpāmənt, ˈəndərˌpā-/
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  • The deals also allow overpayments and underpayments, which can be helpful around holiday times, or at periods of illness or maternity leave.
  • With an offset, you can also make underpayments and take payment holidays.
  • There is a long and ugly history of underpayments on their part as well.

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