- • informal (Of a course of action) yield good results; succeed: all the hard work I had done over the summer paid offMore 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.
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