from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pay insufficiently or less than is deserved.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pay insufficiently: as, underpaid employees.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pay inadequately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To pay someone less than the value of their work.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pay too little


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