[pey-uh z-yoo-goh] /ˈpeɪ əz yʊˈgoʊ/
the principle or practice of paying for goods and services at the time of purchase, rather than relying on credit.
of, relating to, or based on such a principle or practice:
a pay-as-you-go budget.
adjective 1. denoting a system for waste collection in which households are charged according to the amount of refuse they leave
- Pay attention
Heed, be attentive to, as in Now pay attention to these instructions. [ Second half of 1700s ]
- Pay a visit
see: pay a call
[pey-bak] /ˈpeɪˌbæk/ noun 1. the period of time required to recoup a capital investment. 2. the return on an investment: a payback of 15 percent tax-free. 3. the act or fact of paying back; repayment. 4. something done in retaliation: a really vicious payback for years of being snubbed. n. also pay-back, 1946, “net return […]