from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pay insufficiently or less than is deserved.
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- v. To pay someone less than the value of their work.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pay inadequately.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pay insufficiently: as, underpaid employees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pay too little
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The Feds will also underpay for hospital services causing hospitals to go under, and when we all cry about our lost hospitals, the Feds will take them over for us, saving us again.
But NAY, surely it is more efficient to underpay and overwork a never-ending parade of increasingly burned-out and jaded devotees of the written word — specifically, 23-year-old English majors from the liberal arts colleges of the Northeast and, occasionally, the Midwest?
Critics charge that a public option would push private insurers out of the market and underpay providers.
Still, critics charge that Medicare rates underpay providers (doctors and hospitals), forcing them to “make up the shortfall in the prices they charge private insurers, effectively subsidizing Medicare.”
According to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr ., the companies did not keep any of the illicit funds they collected from clients, but instead held it and transferred it to Lehr by allowing Lehr to underpay them on future jobs guaranteed to them by Lehr.
By obscuring financial problems, they may underpay bondholders.
Argentero plays Mattia, an arrogant Italian stud who, as a building contractor, is always trying to shortchange clients on the materials he uses, skirt safety regulations, and underpay undocumented laborers.
But the labor "shortage," worker advocates say, is often merely a fiction drummed up by farmers seeking to justify hiring guest workers, who -- because their legal status in the United States is contingent upon maintaining employment -- are easier to overwork and underpay.
We prevent specialty facilities from competing with hospitals because we overpay for some services and underpay for others.
We all know that with our tax shelters, loopholes, perks and expense accounts, we wealthy folks greatly underpay our fair share of taxes.
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