Definition of pay off in English:

pay off

informal (Of a course of action) yield good results; succeed: all the hard work I had done over the summer paid off
More example sentences
  • In some cases of course, it can pay off handsomely, if the company makes a decent recovery.
  • We can only hope that, in the long term, the gamble pays off.
  • When we invest ourselves in our children, it often pays off in surprising ways.
Synonyms
meet with success, be successful, succeed, be effective, work, get results, be profitable
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Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something