Translation of pay off in Spanish:

pay off

cancelar, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(settle, repay)

      (debt) cancelar
      (debt) saldar
      (debt) liquidar
      (debt) pagar
      (creditor) pagarle a

    • 1.2(discharge from service)

      (worker) (al despedirlo) liquidarle el sueldo a

    • 1.3informal (bribe)

      (blackmailer) untarle la mano a informal
      (blackmailer) coimear Southern Cone informal
      (blackmailer) darle una mordida a Mexico informal

  • 2

    • 2.1(prove worthwhile)

      (caution/effort/hard work) valer la pena
      (caution/effort/hard work) merecer la pena
      (caution/effort/hard work) tener su compensación
      (gamble) resultar

    • 2.2(in gambling)

      (slot machine/bookmaker) pagar US