Definition of Ante up

1. Verb. Cancel or discharge a debt. "They ante up "; "Pay up, please!"

Exact synonyms: Pay, Pay Up
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Liquidate, Pay Off
Derivative terms: Pay, Payment, Payment
Antonyms: Default



Definition of Ante up

1. Verb. To contribute one's share of a payment, or to pay what is due ¹

2. Verb. To pay a fee necessary to play a game, typically a card game ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ante Up

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antazoline
antazoline hydrochloride
antbear
antbears
antbird
antbirds
antdom
ante
ante-
ante-Nicene
ante-up
ante cibum
ante in
ante meridiem
ante up (current term)
anteact
anteacts
anteal
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antebellum
antebrachial
antebrachial fascia
antebrachial flexor retinaculum
antebrachium
antecardium
antecedaneous
antecede

Literary usage of Ante up

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1861 I have had to ante up at the rate of $200.— .VY Tribune, 1857 I did hear that you anted off 1000 shares in trade for Texas Aug. 10 (Bartlett). ..."

2. The Compromises of Life, and Other Lectures and Addresses, Including Some by Henry Watterson (1903)
"... he cried; 'ante up! I come in on nary pa'r, an' see what I drawed. This is a game whar everybody wins. You jest stick to the devil when ..."

3. An Esculapius of the north: being the random reminiscences of a General by David Lechmere Anderson (1897)
"said MacCallum, who bore his roasting pleasantly. " Yes ; if you ante up, I'll find the joker," said ... ante up ! it was the mother up," said MacCallum. ..."

4. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"... as shown in such combinations as act up 'to behave in an unseemly manner,' ante up, cut up 'to play pranks,' dii>ide up, give up 'to surrender,' hunt up ..."

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