Definition of underpay in English:
verb (past and past participle underpaid)[with object]
1Pay too little to (someone).
- 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
More example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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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