Definition of paying out in English:

paying out

noun

  • 1The action of gradually letting or feeding out rope, cable, etc.; an instance of this. Frequently attributive, designating machinery, etc., used for this purpose.

  • 2The action of handing over or dispensing money.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From paying + out [preposition, interjection], after to pay out.

Pronunciation

paying out

/ˌpeɪɪŋ ˈaʊt/