a percentage of income given to a person in a position of power or influence as payment for having made the income possible: usually considered improper or unethical.
a rebate, usually given secretively by a seller to a buyer or to one who influenced the buyer.
the practice of an employer or a person in a supervisory position of taking back a portion of the wages due workers.
a response, usually vigorous.
a sudden, uncontrolled movement of a machine, tool, or other device, as on starting or in striking an obstruction:
A kickback from a chain saw can be dangerous.
Americanism; noun use of verb phrase
a strong reaction
part of an income paid to a person having influence over the size or payment of the income, esp by some illegal arrangement
) to have a strong reaction
) (esp of a gun) to recoil
to pay a kickback to (someone)
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