Later in life, she approached the duke with a proposition: if he paid up, she'd refrain from publishing her memoirs.
It's advisable to get paid up front, because these dream teams are often nightmares.
He had already let his reputation sour—and his country down—so he paid up.
Six hundred guests, including the Hollywood actors Billy Zane and Jennifer Love Hewitt, paid up to £2,500 each for lunch.
But once negotiations with Comcast ended and Netflix paid up, streaming conditions went back to “normal.”
The arrears of wages were paid up, and the garrison was increased.
Their insurance cards were stamped and their wages were paid up to date.
The Jews lamented and paid up; they had not even courage enough to curse.
I've worked and paid up all my debts, and now I am going to pay his.
The President thought it would have been better in Smythe to have paid up arrearages before asking further favors.
c.1200, "to appease, pacify, satisfy," from Old French paier "to pay, pay up" (12c., Modern French payer), from Latin pacare "to please, pacify, satisfy" (in Medieval Latin especially "satisfy a creditor"), literally "make peaceful," from pax (genitive pacis) "peace" (see peace). Meaning "to give what is due for goods or services" arose in Medieval Latin and was attested in English by early 13c.; sense of "please, pacify" died out in English by 1500. Sense of "suffer, endure" (a punishment, etc.) is first recorded late 14c. Related: Paid; paying.
c.1300, "satisfaction, liking, reward," from pay (v.), or else from Old French paie "payment, recompense," from paier. Meaning "money given for labor or services, wages" is from late 14c.