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[uhn-der-pey] /ˌʌn dərˈpeɪ/
verb (used with object), underpaid, underpaying.
to pay less than is deserved or usual.
Origin of underpay
1840-50; under- + pay1
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[uhn-der-pey-muh nt, uhn-der-pey-] /ˌʌn dərˈpeɪ mənt, ˈʌn dərˌpeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
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  • Such efforts can help ensure taxpayers neither overpay nor underpay their taxes and may promote overall compliance.
  • Field audit activity identifies employers who underpay or evade premiums for workers.
  • We impose a penalty if you do not pay, pay late, or underpay an estimated tax installment.
  • underpay the tax due by the amount of the credit claimed.
British Dictionary definitions for underpay


verb -pays, -paying, -paid
to pay (someone) insufficiently
Derived Forms
underpayment, noun
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