pay up
verb Date: 15th century intransitive verb to pay what is due transitive verb to pay in full

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pay up — {v.} To pay in full; pay the amount of; pay what is owed. * /The monthly installments on the car were paid up./ * /He pays his dues up promptly./ * /He gets behind when he is out of work but always pays up when he is working again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay up — {v.} To pay in full; pay the amount of; pay what is owed. * /The monthly installments on the car were paid up./ * /He pays his dues up promptly./ * /He gets behind when he is out of work but always pays up when he is working again./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay up — pay what is owed, pay a bet you lost    When I see Todd, I ll ask him to pay up. He owes me $20 …   English idioms

  • pay up — index discharge (pay a debt), satisfy (discharge) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pay up — verb cancel or discharge a debt pay up, please! • Syn: ↑ante up, ↑pay • Ant: ↑default • Derivationally related forms: ↑pay (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pay up : present tense I/you/we/they pay up he/she/it pays up present participle paying up past tense paid up past participle paid up to pay money that you owe, especially when you are unwilling to pay We re …   English dictionary

  • pay up — you have one more week to pay up Syn: make payment, settle up, pay (in full); informal cough up …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pay up — UK US pay up Phrasal Verb with pay({{}}/peɪ/ verb (paid, paid) INFORMAL ► [I] to give someone the money that you owe them, especially when you do not want to: »After being taken to court, they finally paid up …   Financial and business terms

  • pay up — PHRASAL VERB If you pay up, you give someone the money that you owe them or that they are entitled to, even though you would prefer not to give it. [V P] We claimed a refund from the association, but they would not pay up …   English dictionary

  • pay up — verb To pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase. I havent received the money for a week, so its time to pay up now …   Wiktionary

  • pay up — to give the total amount that is owed or asked for. Some ballplayers charge fans $50 for autographs, and the fans pay up. He would surely have paid up if she had asked him for the money …   New idioms dictionary

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