- (informal) To bribe, especially to deter oversight.
- I thought the guards would give us trouble, but apparently he had paid them off.
- (intransitive) To become worthwhile; to produce a net benefit.
- Her years of Spanish classes finally paid off when she found herself in Mexico and realized she could communicate with people.
- To pay back; to repay.
- He paid off the loan three months early.
- To pay back (repay, pay off) the entirety of a loan, thereby effecting the release of a lien on.
- This contract requires you to pay off the car by 2024.