HyperDic: ante_up

English > 1 sense of the expression ante up:
VERBpossessionante up, pay up, paycancel or discharge a debt
English > ante up: 1 sense > verb 1, possession
Meaningcancel or discharge a debt.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymspay up, pay
Narrowerliquidate, pay offEliminate by paying off (debts)
BroaderpayDischarge or settle
Oppositedefault, default onfail to pay up

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