underpay

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under- +‎ pay

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underpay (third-person singular simple present underpays, present participle underpaying, simple past and past participle underpaid)

  1. (transitive) To pay (someone) less than the value of their work; to pay (someone) insufficiently.
  2. (transitive) To pay less than is due for (something).
    The underpaid letter was returned to the sender.

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