Definition of Pay up

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

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

Definition of Pay up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pay Up

pay one's last respects
pay out
pay packet
pay rate
pay stub
pay stubs
pay television
pay the bills
pay the debt of nature
pay the fiddler
pay the freight
pay the penalty
pay the piper
pay the price
pay through the nose
pay up (current term)
payback's a bitch

Literary usage of Pay up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... and yet he must pay up to that autumn according to the renter value of the estate. He must pay before hand for the future probable produce. ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"he says, and with that he up and brings suit to make Ed Sparks pay up. The case came up before old Judge Mallows, and Henery Sowden decided to be his own ..."

3. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1907)
"The purpose of the clause was, that if some parties failed to pay up their capital, the others might, by contribution among themselves, or by the admission ..."

4. Richard to Minna Wagner: Letters to His First Wife by Richard Wagner (1909)
"... I may have it by Saturday and pay up everything here, otherwise I can't get home on Sunday [Nov. 23]. I received your last letter on Monday, ..."

5. Through America: Or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881)
"Then, if to prosper you desire, And wish to keep out of the fire- Nay, if you to be Saints aspire, Come forward and pay up your tithing. ..."

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