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noun [uncountable] pay pronunciation in British English /peɪ/
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  1. money that you receive for doing your job
    They were demanding higher pay.
    pay and conditions: There will be improvements in pay and conditions for all staff.
    basic pay (=your pay without extra payments): The basic pay is so low that you end up putting in lots of overtime.
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    1. a.
      connected with pay
      a pay rise/increase: They received a pay increase that was much higher than expected.
      a pay freeze (=a decision not to increase pay): A pay freeze is thought to be likely.
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