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What is the opposite of pay off?

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Opposite of to pay or give what is owed
Opposite of to pay off one's debts
“I bought another car which will only serve to accumulate more debt on my credit card.”
Opposite of to bribe (someone) in exchange for something one wants
Opposite of to cover an expense
“If we don't stick to our budget, we will default on our rent.”
Opposite of the reaching of a goal through effort
“As a perfectionist, he felt that his less-than-perfect exam score was an unfulfillment of his diligence and application.”
Opposite of the consequence brought about by a particular event
“The inconsequentiality of the evidence brought forward against the defendant has been a complete waste of the court's time.”
Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
Opposite of a result or effect, usually one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
“Disruption may be a cause for delay, and delay may be a cause for disruption, but they are not one and the same.”
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