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underpay

American English: /ˌəndərˈpeɪ/
British English: /ʌndəˈpeɪ/

transitive verb past tense & past participle underpaid

  • they underpay their employees
    les pagan muy mal a sus empleados
    they underpaid me (by) $55 last month
    me pagaron 55 dólares de menos el mes pasado
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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