To stump up
Stump Stump, v. i. To walk clumsily, as if on stumps. [1913 Webster]

{To stump up}, to pay cash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To beat up — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw up — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stump up — To pay up, fork out • • • Main Entry: ↑stump * * * ˌstump ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stump up he/she/it stumps up …   Useful english dictionary

  • stump up (for something) — ˌstump ˈup (for sth) | ˌstump ˈup sth (for sth) derived (BrE, informal) to pay money for sth Syn: ↑cough up • We were asked to stump up for the repairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • stump up something (for something) — ˌstump ˈup (for sth) | ˌstump ˈup sth (for sth) derived (BrE, informal) to pay money for sth Syn: ↑cough up • We were asked to stump up for the repairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • stump up sth — UK US stump up sth Phrasal Verb with stump({{}}/stʌmp/ verb ► UK INFORMAL to make a payment, especially unwillingly: »The company has agreed to stump up a further 1.62m shares …   Financial and business terms

  • stump up — PHRASAL VERB If you stump up a sum of money, you pay it, often unwillingly. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P n (not pron)] Customers do not have to stump up any cash for at least four weeks. [Also V P] Syn: cough up …   English dictionary

  • stump up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms stump up : present tense I/you/we/they stump up he/she/it stumps up present participle stumping up past tense stumped up past participle stumped up British to give money, often without wanting to… …   English dictionary

  • stump up — Verb. To pay up, to hand over what is owed …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • stump up — Meaning Pay a debt. Origin From horse dealing where money is put onto a wooden post (stump) to display good faith in a cash deal …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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